The Pittsburgh region’s job market roared ahead in April, posting the biggest monthly hiring spree in at least 25 years.
The seven-county metropolitan area added 24,600 nonfarm jobs and the unemployment rate remained stable at 5.3 percent as more people began a job search, according to preliminary data the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry reported Tuesday.
It was the largest monthly gain on record since 1990, the earliest data available, and provided a nice boost heading into summer, PNC economist Kurt Rankin said.
“This is about as good a sign as we could get for the state of Pittsburgh’s economy,” Rankin said.
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