Data from Bureau of Economic Analysis
Since 1970 Philadelphia jobs have decreased while regional competitors have grown jobs.
New York, Boston and Washington DC have benefitted from double digit job increases.
Conversely, Philadelphia jobs have decreased by 22% over the same amount of time. This represents an approximately 40% differential between Philadelphia and its regional competitors.
Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics
Comparable cities outpace Philadelphia in private sector job growth.
The city's top employer list is dominated by either nonprofit hospitals, universities or government.
Government grows very slowly, while nonprofit hospitals and universities grow incrementally.
Private sector business growth is where the largest number of jobs can be created in a relatively short amount of time.