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Staffing Industry Trends – November 2018

November 15, 2018

Stay updated on the latest staffing industry trends through our monthly staffing update and on our staffing industry news page.

Staffing Industry Trends – The Numbers

Staffing Jobs

The American Staffing Association’s Staffing Index for the four weeks ending November 4 is showing an index of 103. Staffing jobs increased 3.6 % year to year, compared to the same four weeks in 2017.

During the month of October, the ASA is also reporting that temp jobs increased 2.9% from the same month last year. Analysts expect these numbers to stay strong, with the approaching holiday season.

Source: American Staffing Association 

Unemployment Rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting the unemployment rate for October held steady at 3.7%, continuing a 49 year low. The report has total nonfarm payroll employment increasing by 250,000 jobs. Job growth in October occurred in healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and transportation and warehousing. Temporary help employment increased slightly between September and October and is 2.2% higher than one year ago.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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