Weekly Hourly Hiring Report - 10/7/2020

Mathieu Stevenson |
Mathieu Stevenson is the CEO of Snagajob. His first hourly job was as a lifeguard.

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 10/7/20

Highlights

Overall jobs are up 4% week over week, up 21% month over month and up 25% since early March.

There were 837,000 new jobless claims last week, highlighting that the recovery is still fragile. It also reinforces the need for additional stimulus to support affected workers and businesses as the economy adapts to major structural changes.

While there is risk, we continue to see positive signs of recovery, too. Unemployment dropped from 8.9% to 7.9% in September, led by job growth in restaurant, hospitality and warehouse and logistics. Some sectors, especially those reliant on in-person transactions, still have a ways to go—but some, including retail sales and home sales, are now above pre-pandemic levels.  

Jobs

All industry data is from 3/2/20-10/7/20

Here are the latest job numbers by industry:

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

Sit-down restaurant jobs are flat week over week, up 4% month over month and down 45% since early March.

Warehouse and logistics jobs are down 365% week over week, down 479% month over month and up 304% since early March.

Retail jobs are up 5% week over week, up 6% month over month and down 8% since early March.

Grocery jobs are flat week over week, up 4% month over month and up 46% since early March.

Hospitality jobs are flat week over week, up 3% month over month and down 45% since early March.

On demand jobs are up 6% week over week, up 55% month over month and up 66% since early March.

Convenience store jobs are up 1% week over week, up 4% month over month and down 15% since early March.

Healthcare jobs are up 10% week over week, down 7% month over month and up 21% since early March.

What’s happening across America

All state data is from 3/2/20-10/7/20

Chicago, IL: Hospitality jobs are down 7% week over week, up 37% since early March. Retail jobs are up 4% week over week, down 16% since early March. Grocery jobs are down 3% week over week, down 4% since early March.

Miami, FL: Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 72% week over week, up 200% since early March. Hospitality jobs are up 6% week over week, down 66% since early March. Grocery jobs are up 30% week over week, up 67% since early March.

Los Angeles, CA: On demand jobs are up 68% week over week, up 260% since early March. Retail jobs are up 1% week over week, down 44% since early March. Sit-down restaurant jobs are down 2% week over week, down 38% since early March.

Cleveland, OH: Hospitality jobs are up 19% week over week, down 62% since early March. QSR jobs are up 4% week over week, down 29% since early March. Grocery jobs are down 5% week over week, up 33% since early March.

Workers

Google searches for part-time jobs are down 13% week over week, down 21% month over month and down 44% 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.