Philadelphia’s Labor Market February 2021
Using the latest available data, this quarterly update offers insight into Philadelphia’s labor market, industry mix, and economic development.
In 2018, Philadelphia’s institutional and community leaders collaborated to develop a comprehensive workforce development strategy. This document, Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine, calls on Philadelphia Works, Inc. to serve as the city’s hub of labor market and economic reporting and analysis. Under this mandate, this quarterly report provides insight into key measures of economic activity, providing leaders across public and private institutions an easy-to-access update on how Philadelphia’s economy and labor force continue to evolve.
For more insight into Philadelphia’s labor force, economic characteristics, and the ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 employment crisis, visit the Data and Trends page of our website.
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.
Philadelphia, PA, USA, February 12, 2019
Philadelphia city experienced an increase in employment to 688,375 – an increase of 5,901 more employed from the previous month. The unemployment rate was 4.9 percent. Over 35,000 individuals[...]