Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 8/18/2020

August 18, 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 8/18/20

 

Highlights

 

Overall, jobs are down 3% week over week, up 14% month over month and up 1% since early March.

 

There are some key variables at play in the economy. The second stimulus package is likely—but as Congress adjourns until after Labor Day without final legislation, workers and employers have important unanswered questions. 

 

Per the Presidential Memorandum, federal supplemental lost wages payments are set at $300 weekly (and paid via FEMA). Some workers could start receiving money by the end of August, but the timing and benefit amount will vary by state. With financial relief uncertain, workers are looking for work and doing so with more intensity, despite the pandemic. They are being met with a tight job market.

 

But there are reasons to be hopeful.  Signs of economic recovery all around us: 

 

U.S. unemployment claims fell below one million last week for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S.

Jobs

 

All industry data is from 3/2/20-8/18/20

 

Here are the latest job numbers by industry:

 

Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are flat 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 50% since early March.

 

Warehouse and logistics jobs are down 23% week over week, up 411% month over month and up 750% since early March.

 

Retail jobs are up 5% week over week, up 8% month over month and down 4% since early March.

 

Grocery jobs are up 2% week over week, up 4% month over month and up 16% since early March.

 

Hospitality jobs are up 1% week over week, up 6% month over month and down 47% since early March.

 

On demand jobs are up 3% week over week, up 31% month over month and up 2% since early March.

 

Convenience store jobs are flat week over week, down 4% month over month and down 18% since early March.

 

Healthcare jobs are down 4% week over week, flat month over month and up 11% since early March.

What’s happening across America

 

All data is from 3/2/20-8/18/20

 

Houston, TX: Hospitality jobs are up 12% week over week, down 47% since early March. Retail jobs are up 7% week over week, down 30% since early March. QSR jobs are up 2% week over week, down 24% since early March. Sit-down restaurant jobs are up 2% week over week, down 57% since early March.

 

New York, NY: On demand jobs are up 5% week over week, down 16% since early March. Hospitality jobs are up 9% week over week, down 56% since early March. Sit-down restaurant jobs are up 3% week over week, down 59% since early March.

 

Miami, FL: Grocery jobs are up 9% week over week, down 16% since early March. Hospitality jobs are down 7% week over week, down 80% since early March. Retail jobs are up 4% week over week, down 64% since early March.

 

Los Angeles, CA: Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 167% week over week, up 248% since early March. Retail jobs are up 2% week over week, down 23% since early March. Convenience store jobs are down 3% week over week, down 11% since early March.

 

Workers

 

Google searches for part-time jobs are down 2% week over week, down 23% month over month and down 28% 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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