El PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A current examine from GetResponse had El Paso rating because the worst within the nation for job alternatives throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. However that’s simply not the case, say Metropolis officers.
Within the final 30 days, there have been greater than 13,400 on-line job advertisements for El Paso, in keeping with JobsEQ, a software program firm that tracks labor market knowledge.
That’s greater than double the variety of jobs obtainable reported by the GetResponse examine, which mentioned the variety of obtainable jobs in El Paso was just below 6,500.
Metropolis spokeswoman Laura Cruz-Acosta referred to as the examine flawed and outdated, including that employment in El Paso has grown by 9.four p.c within the final 5 years. She mentioned that greater than 29,000 jobs have been added over the identical time interval, and complete wages have elevated 23.9 p.c.
El Paso payrolls grew by 10,053 jobs in June 2020, with the leisure and hospitality sector seeing the most important improve. That sector added 7,893 jobs.
El Paso’s authorities sector, specifically, has been the least affected by the pandemic, Cruz-Acosta mentioned.
“Our labor market is stabilized by a big variety of authorities jobs,” Cruz-Acosta mentioned. “Almost 24 p.c of El Paso’s complete non-farm employment is within the authorities sector, which has been the least affected employment sector throughout the COVID-19.”
Cruz-Acosta mentioned El Paso is without doubt one of the most reasonably priced cities to reside in, with a value of residing that’s 11.7 p.c decrease than the U.S. common.
The common employee in El Paso earned an annual wage of $39,745 as of the primary quarter of 2020. That’s a 3.1-percent improve over the previous 4 quarters, in keeping with Cruz-Acosta.