Labor Market Focus - Denver

Labor Market Focus - Denver

Demand for flexible work in the Denver area has been rising, with workers committing more hours to earning extra income. Trends in pay have been mixed, however, reflecting nationwide trends in demand for goods and services from different sectors.

Monthly Labor Market Report - August 2022

Monthly Labor Market Report - August 2022

Every day, the Instawork platform handles thousands of transactions involving businesses and hourly professionals, generating a huge amount of data on hourly pay as well as other aspects of the labor market. This report summarizes some of the major trends in demographics, roles, and worker constraints in regions across the United States.

Why pay in hospitality is rising

Why pay in hospitality is rising

Key takeaways

  • Hourly pay in hospitality roles has been rising in line with higher demand from consumers.
  • Outdoor events such as sports games and concerts have driven pay for counter staff up by 14%.
  • Coastal cities have seen the highest pay raises in hospitality thanks in part to decreases in the local labor supply.
Labor Market Focus - Philadelphia

Labor Market Focus - Philadelphia

Workers in the Philadelphia metropolitan area are facing an affordability crisis. Prices are generally higher than the national average, but hourly pay hasn't kept up. Many workers are turning to flexible work as a way to make ends meet, as well as to learn new skills and try out new roles.

Monthly Labor Market Report - July 2022

Monthly Labor Market Report - July 2022

Every day, the Instawork platform handles thousands of transactions involving businesses and hourly professionals, generating a huge amount of data on hourly pay as well as other aspects of the labor market. This report summarizes some of the major trends in demographics, roles, and worker constraints in regions across the United States.

Career paths in flexible work

Career paths in flexible work

Key takeaways

  • Flexible workers can pick up skills and experience that offer career advancement outside of traditional channels.
  • Career paths include movement to higher-wage roles and from shift work to permanent hires.
  • Flexible work can be a "try-before-you-buy" recruiting tool as well as a source of temporary labor.
ECI Release Briefing: Indexed Business Costs to August 2022

ECI Release Briefing: Indexed Business Costs to August 2022

Transactions on the Instawork platform track the pay of hourly workers and the total cost of their shifts to local businesses. This briefing includes indexed cost trends for various roles in regions across the United States and Canada. 

How expanding our business network improves outcomes for hourly work

How expanding our business network improves outcomes for hourly work

Key takeaways

  • When more businesses join the Instawork platform, network effects bring benefits to existing partners as well.
  • These benefits include higher fill rates, higher-quality workers, and higher satisfaction with completed shifts.
  • The benefits are connected to the diversification of our business partners and not just higher volumes of shifts on our platform.
Monthly Labor Market Report - June 2022

Monthly Labor Market Report - June 2022

Every day, the Instawork platform handles thousands of transactions involving businesses and hourly professionals, generating a huge amount of data on hourly pay as well as other aspects of the labor market. This report summarizes some of the major trends in demographics, roles, and worker constraints in regions across the United States.

How high gas prices affect in-person hourly workers

How high gas prices affect in-person hourly workers

Key takeaways

  • Workers have been traveling further to complete shifts this year than at the same time last year.
  • But workers are not willing to travel as far this year for the same pay, reflecting the pressure of higher prices.
  • Businesses will have to pay more to induce workers to make longer commutes.

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