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May 05, 2010

Industry shifts put Philadelphia on a new road to job growth

Percent distribution of total nonfarm employment, by industry, Philadelphia metropolitan area, first quarter 1998, and first quarter, 2008
  Percent distribution of total nonfarm employment


First quarter, 1998 First quarter, 2008

Education and health services

16.7 18.8

Professional and business services

13.9 15.2

Trade, transportation and utilities

19.4 18.8

Natural resources and mining, construction, and manufacturing

16.3 12.9


2.6 2.1

Financial activities

8.0 7.9

Leisure and hospitality

6.9 7.9

Other services

3.1 3.3


13.1 13.0

These data featured in the TED article, Industry shifts put Philadelphia on a new road to job growth.



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