Job demand in Erie appears to slow in May, Labor Department says
Employees remain in short supply. But there’s at least some indication from the state’s Department of Labor and Industry that demand may be down a bit in the Erie area.
A report on online job postings for the month of May showed 1,747 postings for the Erie metro area. This is less than the 2,064 job offers a year earlier.
By comparison, Meadville had 319 online posts, down from 348 in May 2021. Warren had 141, up from 231 a year earlier.
During the month, the fastest growing occupation in Northwestern Pennsylvania, based on these online job postings, was inventory and warehouse clerks. There were 4 postings in May 2021, compared to 23 in May this year. Demand for Police Patrol increased from 1 to 10. Demand for Catering Workers increased from 64 to 26.
The biggest drop in job demand, as measured by job postings, occurred in Harrisburg, where that number fell by more than 2,700.
The number of job offers has not decreased everywhere. Enrollment in Philadelphia, for example, rose by 9,400 to 47,000.
The change was smaller in Pennsylvania’s second-largest city, as the number of job openings in Pittsburgh rose by about 1,500 to 34,353.
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