But they don't dwell too much on where the federal civilian workforce isn't. Pittsburgh has to be proportionally near the bottom, at least among large metro areas. How many federal workers are there in the Pittsburgh MSA according to BLS? 17,300 or just under 1.5% of the region's workforce. So if the region had 5 times as many federal workers as it does, it still would not crack that top 10 list.
If I wanted to parse more I would wonder about the impact of postal workers, which I presume are a big chunk of the region's federal workers. Given that they are not furloughed at all, the net impact on the region is even less than the 1.5% suggests.
This is all part of a theme actually. For some time Pittsburgh has had one of the lowest proportions government workers across all metro areas.