In recent years, Philadelphia has experienced robust job growth—especially in the areas of education, medicine, leisure and hospitality, and professional services—and has recorded the lowest levels of unemployment since 2000. Yet the median wage for city residents still lags behind that of other large U.S. cities. Pew’s research on this topic has explored everything from the geographic distribution of jobs and the ongoing wage gap between city residents and suburban commuters to the share and distribution of workers with a reverse commute, as well as the cost of commuting via public transportation.