Share of jobs in strong industries: 41.8%
Number of workers: 136,529
Metro area unemployment rate: 5.6%
Agriculture jobs: 0.17%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical jobs (legal, accounting etc.): 7.18%
Education jobs: 13.80%
Health-care jobs: 16.17%
Public Administration (Government) jobs: 4.52%

Residents of Pittsburgh, once a steel town, are now employed in fields such as biomedical, health, and education. Two of the major employers: University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The city does have some vulnerable industries, especially manufacturing, which makes up 6% of jobs.