Pew Dashboard Tracks Philadelphia's Economic Recovery and Growth in the Age of COVID
9 interactive charts measure the health of the city’s businesses and jobs, from pandemic shutdowns to the present
Editor’s note: On Nov. 7, 2022, the Business Sales by Sector chart was added and the Small Business Sales Revenue chart was removed, because data for the latter is no longer available. On Oct. 5, 2022, the Wages by Sector chart was changed to show the average hourly wage instead of total wages, and the Consumer Spending at Small Businesses chart was removed because its data is no longer available. In January 2022, the Wages by Sector chart was corrected to display each quarter’s value compared with the corresponding quarter of 2019. And in December 2021, the Delinquency on Bills chart’s filter function was repaired.
Philadelphia’s recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is a complicated and high-stakes journey for its residents, workers, employers, and policymakers. The city’s progress, including any growth, can be tracked by the ever-changing health of its businesses, the jobs they offer, the wages they pay, and what their customers spend. This dashboard provides nine charts on local businesses and jobs at each quarter or month, starting before the pandemic-driven shutdowns in March 2020 and continuing to the present. They are assembled from various data sources and will be updated quarterly. The dashboard also includes two other charts for reference: profiles of the businesses and populations in each ZIP code area before the pandemic.
Using the dashboard
Use one or more of the four filters below to select businesses for viewing. Some filter combinations lack enough data to be displayed.
Please pay close attention to the data time frames, which vary from chart to chart and may not be comparable.
Maps can be enlarged by clicking the + symbol.
Additional details on how to use the filters and interpret the charts, including a glossary of terms, are available below the interactive. The full methodology (PDF) is available as a separate document.