Job postings declined most dramatically for the non-essential jobs disproportionately held by workers of color.
Non-essential jobs by change in weekly job postings, COVID-19 risk score, and racial/ethnic overrepresentation
Overrepresentation indicates that the share of White workers or workers of color in a particular occupation is greater than that group's share of the overall workforce. Bubble size indicates the relative number of workers employed in each occupation.
Source:PolicyLink/PERE analysis of data from the 2018 5-year American Community Survey microdata from IPUMS USA, Burning Glass Technologies, and O*NET. Note: Universe includes the employed civilian noninstitutional population age 16 or older in occupations with valid data on weekly job openings between 3/2/2020 and 4/13/2020. See methodology for details.Get the data