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By the Numbers: April 10, 2020

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IT Employment Steady

The Numbers:

  • The U.S. IT sector added 8,500 new workers in March
  • IT also lost 19,000 jobs last month across all industry sectors
  • The unemployment rate for IT occupations held at 2.4%
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Wages Increase for Transportation Jobs

The Numbers:

  • Wages for transportation and warehouse jobs grew 3.2% due to the increased demand for delivery of food and supplies
  • The entertainment and recreation industry saw an increase of 2.9% annual wage growth as Americans have additional time for leisure activities at home
  • Source PayScale

Decrease in Global Working Hours Due to COVID-19 Equals Millions of Workers

The Numbers:

  • 7% of working hours are expected to be lost globally in Q2
  • This is the equivalent of 195 million full-time workers
  • 81% of the global workforce of 3.3 billion are currently affected by full or partial workplace closures
  • Source: International Labour Organization

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Some Roles May Continue Remotely Indefinitely

The Numbers:

  • 74% of CFOs plan to shift at least 5% of their formerly on-site roles to remote after COVID-19
  • Source: Gartner Inc.

Income Down for Many Online Platform Workers

The Numbers:

  • Income was down 54% from income peaks a month ago for workers using online platforms to connect with gigs
  • However, some categories are seeing an uptick
  • Source: Steady

Temp Jobs Fall in March with Total Employment Plummeting

The Numbers:

  • The number of temporary jobs in the U.S. fell by 49,500 to 2.89 million in March
  • Total employment fell by 701,000 in March
  • These numbers only reflect the beginning stages of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Most In-Demand Temp Jobs Amid COVID-19

The Numbers:

  • A list of the most in-demand temporary job categories amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been released:
    • Retail workers (e.g., stockers and truck unloaders for grocery stores and pharmacies)
    • Manufacturing workers (e.g., assemblers and fabricators, material handlers)
    • Construction laborers (e.g., foremen, helpers, flaggers)
    • Warehouse workers (e.g., forklift operators, pick/pack workers, shipping/receiving workers)
    • Sanitation workers (e.g., janitors, industrial cleaners)
    • Waste management workers (e.g., refuse collectors, recycling and reclamation workers)
    • Skilled trades workers (e.g., carpenters, electricians, HVAC, solar installers, welders)
    • General laborers (e.g., wide range of roles across industries)
  • Source: PeopleReady
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