The pandemic has affected our global community in unimaginable ways. Many effects are yet to be revealed. In response, and in attempt to gauge the impact on the workforce, the City of Philadelphia launched a survey on March 19, 2020 to help inform the City's workforce system about the unprescedented impact of the pandemic on workers. This data goes through to March 31, 2020 and will be refreshed when the survey is closed, so check back throughout the month.

Special thanks to the City's Department of Commerce, the Office of Workforce Development, PIDC, Philadelphia Works, and the civic collaborators who made this possible (credits in the footer). Please note that similar surveys also went out to businesses and nonprofit organizations, and our focus in this report is worker-centric.


Interact with and explore the analysis of the worker survey results below.

About the respondents:

Number of Responses


Located in Phila County


In Philly & Impacted by COVID


Responses by Neighborhood Map

Impact analysis:

Please find the numbers below. These numbers may show one of the filters at a time–by wages or industry–and are set to 'All' by default.

Note: respondants were asked to rank the supports they need from 1 to 8, with 1 as most urgently needed and 8 as less urgently needed.

Benefits analysis: