Pennsylvania’s Economic Portrait
Industries of Interest (IOI) – QCEW- Historical
Historical Industries of Interest show the history for all industries, whether or not an industry was found to be an IOI. Solely looking at the quarterly IOI data found in the Industries of Interest Dashboard below, while valuable, does not show at what point in the trend the industry is positioned – it could be starting a new trend, in the middle of an existing one or at the end of a trend. From an analytical perspective, it is often missed when a trend is established, or when turning points occur because only the most recent point in time is observed. This historical dashboard will help data users see where the “action” is taking place, giving them additional perspective. For a more complete description of how IOIs are determined and to view the data for PA and WDA IOIs in Excel or PDF format please visit the static version of our Industries of Interest publication..
Industries of Interest (IOI)
The Industries of Interest (IOI) Interactive Dashboard below presents IOI data at the county level. Due to the small number of establishments or dominance of single establishments in some of the industry employment lines, only percentages are shown. You can choose one county by clicking on the map or choose multiple counties using the drop-down menu. You can also specify what industry code(s) to display. For a more complete description of how IOIs are determined and to view the data for PA and WDA IOIs in Excel or PDF format please visit the static version of our
Industries of Interest publication.
Weekly Unemployment Compensation Claims
Weekly Unemployment Compensation Claims Dashboard provides an interactive look at the weekly reports located on our
PA Unemployment Compensation Activity page. The dashboard allows you to select a week ending date, the type of claim (initial or continued), and an area (county or statewide) A breakdown of claims based on age group, gender, race/ethnicity, and industry sector will then be displayed.
Areas of Interest (AOI)
The Areas of Interest (AOI) identifies and highlights sub-county areas that exhibit nontrivial growth or decline in employment. Typically, employment analysis focuses on industry and occupation, leading workforce developers to steer job seekers toward growing industries and occupations and away from declining ones. Expanding employment analysis to areas gives workforce developers an additional dataset to consider when working with job seekers. Similarly, economic developers can identify regions experiencing employment growth to build upon such growth, or employment decline to implement intervention strategies.
Areas which experience at least five percent year-over-year employment growth accompanied by an employment gain of at least 25 are considered growing AOI. Similarly, the criteria for declining AOI are at least a five percent year-over-year employment decline accompanied by a decrease in employment of at least 25. When in addition, if the area sustains four consecutive quarters of over the year employment growth or decline per quarter, then it is termed a Long-Term-Growth or Long-Term-Decline area.
Areas of Interest is generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) dataset. Data in this dashboard are not comparable to any other Quarterly Census of Employment Wages data or report. Non-economic coding changes (e.g., correcting an employer’s location) could impact the employment level of sub-county areas or falsely identifying an area as an AOI when it isn’t, or not identifying it as one when in fact it is.
The County Statistics Interactive Dashboard allows the user to select a county via a map and view the annual percentage of population age 16+ in the labor force by age group for that county compared to the state. The annual labor force participation rate by age group is also included.
Labor Force Statistics
The Labor Force Statistics Interactive Dashboard is six dashboards in one. You can navigate through the various dashboards by clicking on the labeled tabs at the top. The first two tabs provide insight into the labor force for Pennsylvania (PA) and its two components (employment and unemployment). The third tab provides a comparison of PA’s unemployment rate to that of its neighboring states. The last three tabs display the current county unemployment rates, over-the-month changes, and greater than/less than the state comparisons.
Online Job Postings by Workforce Development Area
This dataset aggregates online job postings by Workforce Development Area (WDA) by several different categories, including Growing Industries, Growing Occupations, Job Type, Major Groups, Occupations by Industry, Top Certifications, Top Cities, Top Employers, Top Industries, and Top Occupations. To view a specific category, simply select the tab of the specification you’re interested in along the top of the page. To view the information of a specific WDA, use the drop-down box right below the category tabs and select the WDA(s) you’d like to view and/or compare.