June 1975 is the last month that Pittsburgh's unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points below the US. For consistent data I have since 1969, the most Pittsburgh has been below the US is 2.1 percentage points in April of 1975. More than that and it's kind of uncharted territory.
The Trib's version details the global drag on the local economy. The narrative at Null Space points out remarkable local resilience in the face of a global crisis. In a few months, we may be talking about how things never have been better in Pittsburgh.