Matthew is the Senior Research Analyst on the Data Performance and Labor Market Information Team, where he provides expert analysis of program and labor market data, using research to inform policy, implementation, and performance. His work seeks to improve the performance of the workforce system in mitigating existing injustices and in improving economic outcomes for Philadelphia residents.
Prior to his current role at Philadelphia Works, Matthew worked in economic development and commercial real estate, consulting local and state governments on the formation of public-private partnerships. His research has been used by national workforce organizations and academic institutions to solidify policy positions and advance economic justice. Matthew holds master’s degrees in City and Regional Planning and Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 14, 2021
As part of our mission to develop and manage smart workforce solutions, Philadelphia Works conducts regular analysis on the state of Philadelphia’s labor market. This quarterly report offers[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 9, 2021
Matthew Hutton, Senior Research Analyst at Philadelphia Works, joins the program to discuss the labor market in Philadelphia and how employers can support employees moving forward as the[...]
Philadelphia’s College Near Completers: An Opportunity to Train, Upskill, and Advance Economic Mobility
Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 24, 2021
In 2019, more than 120,000 adult Philadelphians had more than one year of college credit with no degree. These “Near Completers” were overwhelmingly Black or African American and more likely[...]
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[...]