PANDEMIC-RESILIENT JOBS – An update to the Resilient Jobs study released in August 2020


January 1970




In August 2020, the San Diego-Imperial Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) released Resilient Jobs, a study that analyzed jobs that appeared resilient during two economic crises, the Great Recession (2007-2009) and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (March – June 2020). Resilient Jobs considered occupations with employment growth during the Great Recession to be “recession-resilient jobs,” and occupations with the most online job postings between March and June 2020 to be “pandemic-resilient jobs.” Since then, more online job postings data became available, which will be the focus of this update. For this brief, the San Diego-Imperial COE reviewed approximately 370,000 online job postings between March and December 2020 to identify the top 50 jobs with the most online job postings each month in San Diego County. During this period, 74 occupations from the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system1 made the monthly top 50 jobs list at least once.