Tuesday, March 13, 2007
It seems our post from Friday is already beginning to look prescient! The Post Gazette this morning reported the Pittsburgh area unemployment rate in January dropped 1/10th of a point to 4.6%, one tenth below the state rate. The big news here was the seperate business payrolls survey which showed more than 11,000 new jobs have been created in the Pittsburgh Metro area (7 county) since January 2006, the largest increase since 2001. If you are a job seeker in the Pittsburgh area it is finally starting to become a seller's market after 6 long years of stagnation. For recruiters in our area this means it is becoming more difficult to fill positions. Turnover, especially in lower paying positions, could increase dramatically over the next year.