Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 7/7/2020

July 7, 2020 Mathieu Stevenson

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 7/7/20

 

Highlights

 

Jobs are up 13% since last week, now only down 18% since the beginning of the pandemic in early March.

 

The economy added 4.8 million new jobs in June—almost double the job gains we saw in May. Unemployment dropped from a high of 14.7% in April down to 11.1% in June. 

 

US consumer confidence in the recovery is the third highest in the world, which is important because 70% of our economy is driven by consumer spending.

 

We will continue to see the economy steadily return—yet this is a marathon, not a sprint. Last week alone saw a 42% increase in new COVID-19 cases, but a significant portion is attributable to increased testing (daily testing is up 6X since the end of March).

Jobs

 

All industry data is from 3/2/20-7/7/20

 

Overall, jobs are up 13% this past week, now only down 18% from pre-pandemic levels in early March. Here are the latest numbers by industry:

 

Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are flat week over week, month over month and down 24% since early March.

 

Sit-down restaurant jobs are up 6% week over week, up 6% month over month and down 49% since early March.

 

Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 88% week over week, up 246% month over month and up 272% since early March.

 

Retail jobs are up 18% week over week, up 28% month over month and down 18% since early March.

 

Grocery jobs are down 10% week over week, down 22% month over month and up 13% since early March.

 

Hospitality jobs are down 1% week over week, up 6% month over month and down 67% since early March.

 

On demand jobs are up 22% week over week, up 28% month over month and down 33% since early March. 

 

Convenience store jobs are flat week over week, up 8% month over month and down 19% since early March.

 

Healthcare jobs are up 4% week over week, up 6% month over month and up 10% since early March.

 

What’s happening across America

 

All state data is from 3/2/20-7/7/20

 

Where COVID-19 cases are declining

Massachusetts: In Boston, convenience store jobs are up 5% week over week and down 12% overall, retail jobs are up 43% week over week and down 10% overall and sit-down restaurant jobs are up 8% week over week and down 44% overall.

 

Where COVID-19 cases are holding steady

Minnesota: In Minneapolis, retail jobs are up 20% week over week and down 13% overall, QSR jobs are up 4% week over week and down 19% overall and on demand jobs are up 9% week over week and down 38% overall.

 

Where COVID-19 cases are rising

Georgia: In Atlanta, convenience store jobs are down 9% week over week and 12% overall, retail jobs are down 5% week over week and down 30% overall and hospitality jobs are down 9% week over week and down 56% overall.

 

Texas: In Dallas, retail jobs are up 19% week over week and down 19% overall, on demand jobs are up 16% week over week and down 44% overall, sit-down restaurant jobs are up 3% week over week and down 51% overall and hospitality jobs are up 3% week over week and down 68% overall.

 

Washington: In Seattle, warehouse and logistics jobs are up 43% week over week and up 242% overall, hospitality jobs are up 4% week over week and down 67% overall and retail jobs are up 6% week over week and down 54% overall.

 

Workers

 

After a 10% gain in Google searches for part-time jobs a week ago, they’re down 16% this week, but that’s because of the holiday weekend. Searches for part-time jobs are down 30% since early March.

 

The bottom line

 

While the virus’ recent resurgence creates uncertainty, and we’ll likely encounter unexpected challenges in the economic recovery, there are many reasons to be positive (including June’s job growth). Snagajob is uniquely positioned to help workers and employers navigate the rebound and we’re committed to providing you with job data and insights in real time.

 

As always, we continue to talk to hourly workers and employers to see how they’re feeling about the situation. You can find that information in our weekly COVID-19 infographic.

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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