The construction industry saw the largest gain with 6,500 new positions.

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.

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The state reports jobs in the seven-county Pittsburgh area were up about 14 1/2 percent in April, year-over-year.

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The construction industry saw the largest gain with 6,500 new positions.

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Professional and business services added 4,200 new jobs, while education and health services added more than 1,000.