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Who’s Employed in the Early Months of the COVID-19 Recession?

This research explores changes in the employment rate from 2019 to 2020 for residents of PA, NJ & DE and finds particularly large declines for three groups of workers with no more than a high school diploma: Black men, Black women, and Hispanic women.

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The Outlook for 2021 Nationally and Locally

Philadelphia Business Journal Economic Forecast | Virtual Event

The Crisis in November: Concerns Rise as Job and Income Recovery Slow

Fresh data collected in early November from Wave 6 of the survey confirm that, despite fewer respondents reporting job loss, respondents reported larger income declines and concerns about the future continuing to grow.

Regional Spotlight: How Third District Firms Were Impacted by COVID-19

Economic Insights — Starting early in the pandemic, Elif Sen began surveying Third District businesses every week. The first few weeks of responses tell us a lot about how they're faring during these unprecedented times.

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COVID-19 Business Outlook Survey

Special survey (now monthly, previously weekly) of firms in the Third District

Updated: 23 Dec ’20

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Weekly Labor Market Information

Analysis of unemployment insurance claims and other weekly data for the tri-state region and the U.S.

Updated: 14 Jan ’21

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COVID-19: Cases and Deaths

Using the latest Johns Hopkins University data for three states, we are regularly updating this page with the latest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Third District.

Updated: 15 Jan ’21