Labor Market Report for August 14th, 2020

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) | Labor Market Report | November 5, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

We are taking a week off from our usual analysis, but we still have the numbers! If you missed our look a few weeks back discussing the massive hiring by being done Amazon, this might be a good week to revisit that post. Last week, fully 7.95% of postings in the Metro Area were from Amazon (1,394 unique postings). Those job postings are responsible for most of the week-over-week gains seen below.

 

 

Last Week:

Aug 2nd – Aug 8th

Percentage Change from Feb 15th

Week over Week

Industry

Phila Metro

Phila City

Phila Metro

Phila City

Phila Metro

Phila City

Health Care & Social Asst.

3065

839

-23%

-34%

26%

-66%

Professional, Scientific, and Technical

903

329

-44%

-51%

12%

-59%

Retail Trade*

2871

256

81%

-2%

62%

-86%

Finance & Insurance

1007

277

-30%

-47%

34%

-63%

Accommodation & Food Service

773

153

-30%

-73%

-19%

-84%

Manufacturing

1025

151

-23%

-36%

22%

-82%

Admin, Support, Waste Management & Remediation

715

155

-21%

-32%

39%

-70%

Educational Services

630

270

-45%

-46%

9%

-53%

Transportation & Warehousing

563

110

-24%

-37%

47%

-71%

Information

362

146

-36%

-55%

23%

-51%

Other Services

308

71

-35%

-7%

10%

-75%

Public Administration

325

111

3%

-24%

22%

-58%

Real Estate & Rentals

281

85

-16%

-32%

22%

-63%

Construction

279

68

25%

-18%

40%

-66%

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

146

48

-1%

-21%

46%

-52%

Wholesale Trade

44

6

-43%

-40%

-41%

-92%

Utilities

35

8

-29%

0%

-19%

-81%

Mining, Quarrying and Oil & Gas

23

7

-41%

-36%

-15%

-74%

Management of Companies & Enterprises

16

6

-64%

-45%

0%

-63%

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

29

0

45%

-100%

314%

-100%

Unspecified

4125

1200

-16%

-31%

21%

-65%

Total

17525

4296

-17%

-39%

25%

1%

 

 

About the data: Data is sourced from Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, unless otherwise noted, covering job postings in the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Metro Statistical Area (MSA), which is comprised of roughly a circle surrounding Trenton, Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Camden, and Wilmington. This data is then compared to a benchmark week of February 9th – 15th, which was the last week before the economic impact of COVID-19 began to be reflected in job posting data.

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