The Gritty Details: Employment Trends and Jobs in Philadelphia

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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 jobs in Philadelphia  are still increasing in numbers. 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, so it’s a good chance to find grat jobs in Philadelphia .

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 jobs in Philadelphia metro area are in the educational and health services sectors, 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!

Paige Richmond

Paige Richmond

Paige is a Silicon Valley native who has spent the last five years based in Budapest, Hungary. After finishing her M.A. in Medieval Studies, she spent three years producing leading global HR tech conferences and building their startup product, working closely with talent industry influencers and leading practitioners. She is now a full-time content and copywriting professional.

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