New hires data identify industries actively hiring new workers in Philadelphia. They also reveal emerging and declining industries by comparing hiring volumes of new open positions to the previous year. These data are updated quarterly: the following data are for the fourth quarter of calendar year 2016 — the period from April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016.
- Over 31,000 new hires were reported in Philadelphia in the second quarter of 2016.
- The number of new hires declined marginally – 1.5 percent compared to the second quarter of 2016, the same period one year ago.
- New hires happen in a cyclical fashion – hiring is highest in third quarter and lowest in the first and second quarters.
- Among major industries, Manufacturing, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance reported hires below the last year’s level. Management of companies, Real Estate & Rental & Leasing hired more workers compared to fourth quarter in 2013.
- Accommodations and Food Service; Educational Services, Professional and Technical Services, and Transportation and Warehousing all showed steady gains in new hires.
PHILADELPHIA COUNTY NEW HIRES 2015Q2 TO 2016Q2
Source: Center for Workforce Information & Analysis. Asterisks indicate data that are not disclosable
Negative values are shown in red.
New hires data are available through Center for Workforce Information & Analysis of the PA Department of Labor & Industry. Summaries of other labor market data can be found here. These data can be used to: determine in which industries employers are hiring; find emerging and declining industries; target industries with growing companies for staffing and training needs; and generate ideas to attract industry, business, and commerce to the region. Even more potential uses of data can be found at the CWIA website with full datasets from all PA Workforce Areas.