Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 9/1/2020

September 1, 2020 Mathieu Stevenson

Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 9/1/20

 

Highlights

 

Overall, jobs are down 17% week over week, up 2% month over month and down 11% since early March.

 

This past week has been a challenging one for the country, both economically and socially. 

 

New unemployment claims topped 1 million, reversing the 20-week decline. It goes to show just how persistent and damaging this pandemic is. And while Congress made progress on a second stimulus bill, there’s still a lack of urgency that is disappointing, not only for the fragile state of the recovery, but for the roughly 16 million people who remain unemployed.

 

On the civil rights front, the events involving Jacob Blake in Kenosha reinforce how systemic racism and inequality must be addressed—there’s more to be done, even as the last few months have been a catalyst for change.

 

 

Jobs

 

All industry data is from 3/2/20-9/1/20

 

Here are the latest job numbers by industry:

 

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

 

Sit-down restaurant jobs are down 1% week over week, up 2% month over month and down 48% since early March.

 

Warehouse and logistics jobs are down 536% week over week, down 331% month over month and up 292% since early March.

NOTE: This week’s change in warehouse and logistics hiring is a moderate adjustment when compared to the overall rapid growth of this industry due to the pandemic. We expect this to be temporary.

 

Retail jobs are down 10% week over week, up 5% month over month and down 12% since early March.

 

Grocery jobs are up 2% week over week, up 8% month over month and up 23% since early March.

 

Hospitality jobs are up 1% week over week, up 4% month over month and down 44% since early March.

 

On demand jobs are up 1% week over week, up 23% month over month and up 2% since early March.

 

Convenience store jobs are flat week over week, down 8% month over month and down 18% since early March.

 

Healthcare jobs are flat week over week, up 22% month over month and up 33% since early March.

 

What’s happening across America

 

All city data is from 3/2/20-9/1/20

 

Philadelphia, PA: Hospitality jobs are up 14% week over week and up 37% since early March. Grocery jobs are down 4% week over week and up 165% since early March. Warehouse and logistics jobs are down 207% week over week and up 280% since early March.

 

Detroit, MI: On demand jobs are down 25% week over week and up 11% since early March. QSR jobs are flat week over week and down 11% since early March. Convenience store jobs are up 2% week over week and down 14% since early March.

 

Tampa, FL: Hospitality jobs are down 4% week over week and down 36% since early March. Sit-down restaurant jobs are down 6% week over week and down 68% since early March. Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 50% week over week and up 150% since early March.

 

Houston, TX: Retail jobs are down 5% week over week and down 38% since early March. QSR jobs are down 2% week over week and down 26% since early March. Hospitality jobs are down 2% week over week and down 57% since early March.

 

Workers

 

Google searches for part-time jobs are down 8% week over week, down 15% month over month and down 30% 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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