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: Pittsburgh Weather: Cooldown Coming With Fall Set To Arrive
The state reports jobs in the seven-county Pittsburgh area were up about 14 1/2 percent in April, year-over-year.READ MORE: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works In Kids Ages 5 To 11
The construction industry saw the largest gain with 6,500 new positions.MORE NEWS: Study: Men Prefer Virtual Visits For Doctor's Appointments
Professional and business services added 4,200 new jobs, while education and health services added more than 1,000.