Employment drops at community colleges in Pittsburgh and statewide over past 3 years

PITTSBURGH — Community colleges across Pennsylvania have seen combined employment declines of almost 500 between 2019 and 2022, with an even sharper decline at the four Pittsburgh-area community colleges.

The Community College of Allegheny County shed 142 employees over this span, a 17% decline. The statewide drop was 7.5%. No community college in the state had a larger employment drop during that timeframe, according to the latest U.S. Department of Education data.

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