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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. 


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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.

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