Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 9/29/2020

September 29, 2020 Mathieu Stevenson

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 9/29/20

 

Highlights

 

Overall jobs are down 2% week over week, up 21% month over month and up 21% since early March.

 

The country continues to gradually recover from the lows of the pandemic, but there are risks. An uptick in virus cases, along with the lack of additional financial support, could take a toll on the economic rebound heading into the winter.

 

With the initial boosts of stimulus and business reopenings fading, the economy has settled into a slow, but steady, pace of improvement. Some parts have recovered, like retail and housing, as others, like dining out, have stalled.

 

There is good news, though. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index is at the highest level since early April and data from Open Table shows that restaurant reservations improved last week. Retail sales have surpassed their year-ago levels for the first time in almost six months. Consumer confidence is still improving gradually.

 

Jobs

 

All industry data is from 3/2/20-9/29/20

 

Here are the latest job numbers by industry:

Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are down 3% week over week, down 2% month over month and down 30% since early March.

Sit-down restaurant jobs are up 1% week over week, up 3% month over month and down 45% since early March.

Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 226% week over week, down 224% month over month and up 669% since early March.

Retail jobs are flat week over week, down 3% month over month and down 13% since early March.

Grocery jobs are flat week over week, up 23% month over month and up 46% since early March.

Hospitality jobs are down 1% week over week, up 1% month over month and down 45% since early March.

On demand jobs are down 9% week over week, up 66% month over month and up 61% since early March.

Convenience store jobs are down 1% week over week, up 3% month over month and down 15% since early March.

Healthcare jobs are up 22% week over week, down 19% month over month and up 11% since early March.

 

What’s happening across America

All state data is from 3/2/20-9/29/20

 

New York, NY: Hospitality jobs are down 4% week over week, down 64% since early March. Retail jobs are up 4% week over week, flat (back to pre-pandemic levels) since early March. Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 316% week over week, up 400% since early March.

 

Denver, CO: Grocery jobs are up 18% week over week, up 31% since early March. Hospitality jobs are up 11% week over week, down 27% since early March. On demand jobs are up 46% week over week, up 358% since early March.

 

Seattle, WA: Restaurant jobs are up 3% week over week, down 47% since early March. Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 123% week over week, up 358% since early March. Retail jobs are up 5% week over week, down 46% since early March.

 

Miami, FL: Grocery jobs are down 24% week over week, up 37% since early March. On demand jobs are down 9% week over week, up 16% since early March. Retail jobs are flat week over week, down 52% since early March.

 

Workers

 

Google searches for part-time jobs are up 6% week over week, down 16% month over month and down 38% 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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