Jamie Jelly Murtha
As Senior Manager, Data Performance & Labor Market Information in the Executive Business Unit, Jamie is responsible for leading the development of new analytics and provides expert interpretation of labor market information, WIOA policy and performance measures, program data, survey data, and federated data. She manages the Data Performance team providing support for research and analysis, data management, and reporting projects at Philadelphia Works.
Before joining the organization, Jamie conducted research in Pennsylvania’s political battleground counties on constituents’ social policy positions and perspectives. Prior to this, she managed data program development, forecasting and analysis, and the evolution of data-driven decision-making at Chanel USA and Theory/Helmut Lang. She has also served as a Girls Who Code club Facilitator where she taught middle school girls the fundamentals of programming and computer science in a weekly after-school program. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Media studies from Boston University.
Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 8, 2022
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Workforce System has established High Priority Occupations (HPOs) as one component of Pennsylvania’s industry-driven approach to workforce development.[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, November 1, 2021
Early during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress and the federal government greatly expanded the social safety net by increasing weekly unemployment benefit amounts, extending the benefit period,[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 29, 2021
Based on labor market analysis and current conditions, our strategy for investment during recovery. As Philadelphia’s Workforce Development Board, Philadelphia Works manages strategic investment[...]
May 11, 2021
Each year, Philadelphia Works collects petitions from employers and partners for needed additions to the region's High Priority Occupations list
Philadelphia, PA, USA, May 11, 2021
The economic and demographic characteristics of Philadelphia residents have shifted rapidly over the past decade. Population and employment growth, increases in educational attainment, and[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 12, 2021
Over the past year, as Philadelphia and the world have fought through an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, the Data Performance and Labor Market Information Team at Philadelphia[...]
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local and Regional Plan for Philadelphia and Surrounding Counties Program Years 2021-2024
Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 2, 2021
In accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)—which establishes an integrated workforce system designed to meet the needs of businesses and job seekers—the Philadelphia[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, February 17, 2021
As discussed in our recent policy brief Increasing Inequities, the effects of the COVID-19 economic crisis in Philadelphia have been highly uneven. By race and ethnicity, industry of employment,[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, February 11, 2021
Using the latest available data, this quarterly update offers insight into Philadelphia’s labor market, industry mix, and economic development.
Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 7, 2020
Philadelphia Works' Research, Policy, and Innovation team has published data charts detailing the effects of the local COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent City shutdown on Philadelphia's workforce.