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Job Openings in Philadelphia County

There were 29,739 web advertised job openings in Philadelphia city in September 2018. Job openings advertised on the web decreased by 180 in Philadelphia City compared to March 2018. The number of postings:

  • decreased by 13 percent compared to the previous month, August 2018
  • increased by 2 percent compared to a year previous, August 2017

Comparing the ratio of unemployed Philadelphians to web-advertised job openings ( a proxy for the supply of workers versus the demand), there were 1.34 unemployed persons per advertised position.

There were 37,054 unemployed Philadelphians in September 2018.

Since the beginning of the job postings series in 2010, the highest number of postings was registered in August 2012 at 35,336; the lowest number of postings was in December 2011 at 22,720 postings.

The unadjusted HWOL data series were used in the charts and tables. The count of job postings reported in original series (and not adjusted retrospectively) may vary from the series reported in the Fast Facts publications.

Job Openings by Major Occupational Groups

Computer and Mathematical occupations; Management, and Healthcare Practitioners had the largest number of postings – accounting for 42 percent of all jobs advertised.

Business and Financial Operations, Office and Administrative Support positions, and Sales and Related occupations accounted for another 25 percent of total openings. In September 2018.

The biggest decline in job openings by major occupation was in Healthcare Practitioners. These fell by 208 postings.