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As the City’s Workforce Development Board, Philadelphia Works develops and manages smart workforce solutions that respond to business needs and increase economic opportunity for all Philadelphia residents.

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This dashboard provides the most up-to-date, high-level look at Philadelphia’s labor market. State, federal, and private data sources help us understand how our local economy and workforce are performing over time.

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1 week ago

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Philadelphia's labor market continues to make positive strides! As of December 2023, unemployment is almost at a 34-year low at 3.7% (0.2 percentage points down from November). According to this recent article fromU.S. Bureau of Labor Statisticsstics: www.bls.gov/news.release/metro.nr0.htm, in December, of 31 metropolitan divisions*...Philadelphia had the largest over-the-year jobless rate decline (-0.9 percentage points). You can read the full article here: www.bls.gov/news.release/metro.nr0.htm Dive iPhiladelphia WorksWorks' full Current Labor Market Conditions Report for Philadelphia County here: philaworks.org/current-labor-market-conditions/ and join the conversation! Let's keep fueling Philly's spirit of perseve#employmentr#jobseekersp#hirephillyb#PhiladelphiaCounty #labormarketa#Datay #labormarket #data *Additional Resources:US BLS Metropolitan and NECTA Divisions: www.bls.gov/sae/additional-resources/metropolitan-and-necta-divisions-published-by-ces.htm ... See MoreSee Less
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Exciting announcement! Philadelphia Works is proud to partner with Plug In Philly, an amazing initiative backed by a $1.47M federal grant. Working hand-in-hand with the City of Philadelphia Government, IBEW Local Union 98, Apprentice Training for Electrical Industry, Community College of Philadelphia, School District of Philadelphia, and NAWIC Philadelphia Chapter #145, we aim to open doors for diverse Philadelphia residents to exciting and lucrative careers in the growing EV sector.Join us on this electrifying journey towards a greener future full of opportunities and sustainable urban progress for Philadelphia! 🌱🌇 #pluginphilly #philadelphiaworks #evsejobs #gogreen #workforcedevelopment #cleanenergy #ThePowerofPartnership ... See MoreSee Less
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In Part 2 of our Black History Month Workforce hero series, we recognize, Philadelphia Works board member and President & CEO of Empower Construction, William Bowie. We thank William for his continued service, and dedication to adequately arm Philadelphia's talent for the future. ... See MoreSee Less
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As we embrace the beauty of February, we're beyond thrilled to kick off our Black History Month series with a sparkle of excitement! Each week, we'll be spotlighting a different workforce champion who has not only broken barriers but also paved the way for a brighter, more inclusive future.Today we are shining light on Mayor Cherelle Parker, Philadelphia's first female mayor and the youngest African-American woman elected to the State Legislature who has long championed working Philadelphians through many of her actions and words since being elected State Representative in 2005. ... See MoreSee Less
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