Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 8/11/20

How COVID-19 is affecting hourly work

 

Snagajob is here to help you navigate the hourly hiring landscape during this pandemic. Our proprietary data gives us a unique perspective on hourly job trends and we can see how both workers and employers are responding in real-time. One of the most valuable things we can offer you is a view into these insights and hiring trends. We’re here to give you helpful context as you make business decisions. 

 

Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 8/11/20

 

Highlights

 

Overall jobs are flat week over week, up 33% month over month and up 3% from their pre-pandemic levels in early March.

 

While millions remain unemployed, there were several encouraging economic signs this week. Last week’s new jobless claims were better than expected, at their lowest point since the beginning of the pandemic. Continuing claims (benefits collected for two weeks or more) are also down.

 

We thought we’d see a new stimulus package by now, but we believe that it will happen. There is a new executive order that extends federal unemployment benefits at $400 a week, but the delay in actual legislation creates uncertainty for the 17 million people who are currently unemployed, with only 6 million job openings available. 

 

Jobs

All industry data is from 3/2/20-8/11/20

Here are the latest job numbers by industry:

 

Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are down 1% week over week, down 1% month over month and down 28% since early March.

 

Sit-down restaurant jobs are flat week over week, down 1% month over month and down 51% since early March.

 

Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 31% week over week, up 590% month over month and up 773% since early March.

 

Retail jobs are up 3% week over week, up 4% month over month and down 12% since early March.

 

Grocery jobs are flat week over week, up 4% month over month and up 14% since early March.

 

Hospitality jobs are up 1% week over week, up 8% month over month and down 48% since early March.

 

On demand jobs are down 10% week over week, up 48% month over month and down 1% since early March.

 

 

What’s happening across America

 

All data is from 3/2/20-8/11/20

 

Atlanta, GA: Warehouse and logistics jobs are down 87% week over week, up 268% month over month and up 222% since early March. On demand jobs are down 9% week over week, up 52% month over month and up 5% since early March. Retail jobs are up 17% week over week, up 10% month over month and down 14% since early March.  

 

Cleveland, OH: Grocery jobs are down 14% week over week, up 20% month over month and up 20% since early March. On demand jobs are down 4% week over week, up 53% month over month and up 10% since early March. Retail jobs are up 17% week over week, down 4% month over month and up 45% since early March.

 

Houston, TX: Healthcare jobs are down 2% week over week, up 8% month over month and up 19% since early March. On demand jobs are up 3% week over week, up 51% month over month and down 1% since early March. 

 

Denver, CO: Hospitality jobs are up 2% week over week, up 6% month over month and down 45% since early March. Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 59% week over week, up 68% month over month and up 21% since early March. On demand jobs are down 3% week over week, up 117% month over month and up 166% since early March.

 

Workers

 

Google searches for part-time jobs are up 14% week over week, up 9% month over month and down 22% since early March. Searches for full-time jobs are up 1% week over week, down 3% month over month and down 7% since early March.

 

 

The bottom line

 

As always, we’re staying tuned to economists, industry leaders and credible data sources—including our own. Plus, we continue to talk to hourly workers and employers to see how they’re feeling about the situation. 

 

We’ll keep you informed as the job market evolves in the critical weeks ahead with this weekly report and infographics.

 

About the Author

Mathieu Stevenson

Mathieu Stevenson is the Chief Executive Officer of Snagajob. Appointed in 2019 after previously serving as Snagajob’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mathieu and his team are focused on using data and AI to realize the vision of becoming the first truly on-demand platform for hourly work, instantly connecting millions of hourly workers with hiring employers. Mathieu brings deep technology and marketplace experience across venture owned and public companies, including leadership roles at McKinsey & Company, HomeAway Inc (NASDAQ: AWAY), and most recently, Blucora Inc (NASDAQ: BCOR) where Mathieu served as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. Mathieu and his wife Catie have three active, young boys. The family is enjoying their new home and community in Richmond, VA. Mathieu is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he received his Masters of Business Administration. His first hourly job was as a lifeguard.

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