Philadelphia’s three-year growth in hospitality jobs ranks No. 18 of the nation’s 100 markets included in research by the Business Journals.
Based on an evaluation of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Philadelphia has shown a slight increase in hospitality jobs between April 2008 and April 2011, going from 224,800 to 225,900.
New York, Boston and Houston led the way, as the numbers show, while Chicago, Detroit, L.A. and Vegas saw declines.
Philadelphia’s decent rank can be attributed to the main hospitality sector industries: hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, casinos, museums, performing arts companies and professional sports teams.