Study: Pittsburgh Hospitality Industry Loses Over 35,000 Jobs Since February

Jeff Oravitz
July 28, 2020 - 3:13 pm

    According to one study, the hospitality industry in Pittsburgh has seen an almost 31 percent loss of its jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The study, conducted by, shows that leisure an hospitality jobs in Pittsburgh dropped to 81,900 in June, since February of this year.

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    That number puts the city among those with the largest loss in leisure and hospitality jobs.

    Pittsburgh ranks 12 on that list in terms of percentage with a 30.4 percent loss.

    In Pennsylvania, restaurants and bars are only permitted to have indoor dining at 25 percent capacity and alcohol can only be served with meals. In Allegheny County, indoor dining must end at 11:00 pm, though takeout can continue later.

    In Allegheny County, businesses that do not follow COVID-19 mitigation rules will be published online. A COVID Field Response Team was put in place to visit businesses throughout the county to see if they're following the rules put in place.

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