The Gritty Details: Employment Trends and Jobs in Philadelphia

The Gritty Details: Employment Trends and Jobs in Philadelphia

Come on over to the City of Brotherly Love! Up next on our Metro Area Spotlights is the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area. If you are curious about jobs in Philadelphia and the surrounding region, you’re in luck: job trends in the area suggest that the regional economy is strong.

While Pennsylvania overall has a slightly higher unemployment rate of 4.2% versus the national average of 3.7%, employment trends suggest that the Philadelphia metro area is still growing strong. Pennsylvanians and out-of-state transplants continue to flock to the southeast corner of the state and the surrounding urban areas of Camden and Wilmington.

Better yet, the Philadelphia area is a great place to live, and the region has racked up a laundry list of accolades as both a destination and a homestead. Regional employment saw an increase of 1.4% between August 2018-2019, and the trends suggest continued improvement.

While the cost of living in Philadelphia and Wilmington are 17% and 2% higher than the national average respectively, the nearby city of Camden has a cost of living rate 4% lower than the national average, and all three cities boast A+ amenities according to Areavibes. The jury is out on whether Gritty, the official best NHL mascot, is factored into this rating.

Want to know more about your prospects and jobs hiring in Philadelphia now? We’ve gathered the data so you can learn more.

Top Industries in the Metro Area

The fastest-growing industries in the Greater Philadelphia metro area are education and health services, with an overall growth of 1.8% between August 2018-2019. Further growing industries include professional and business services, logging and mining, and leisure and hospitality. But these are not the only industries growing in the region, so we have compiled a list of the most-hiring industries on Lensa to help you start your search:

Top Hirers and Jobs in Philadelphia

We have also compiled the most actively hiring companies on Lensa in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington area to help you start your search:

The Greater Philadelphia metro area is steeped in history, but is it the place for you to make your future? Sign up for Lensa to receive daily personalized job listings to find out if it’s the right place for you!

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