By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh region has gained nearly 150,000 jobs since the height of the state’s business closures and stay-at-home mandates last spring.READ MORE: Butler County Planning Walk And Candlelight Vigil To Remember Caitlyn Kaufman
The state reports jobs in the seven-county Pittsburgh area were up about 14 1/2 percent in April, year-over-year.READ MORE: 'There's A Literal Bear In Our Backyard:' Black Bear Spotted Roaming Penn Borough Neighborhood
The construction industry saw the largest gain with 6,500 new positions.MORE NEWS: New Push In Pennsylvania Seeks To Give Frontline Workers A Boost In Hourly Pay
Professional and business services added 4,200 new jobs, while education and health services added more than 1,000.