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Staffing Industry Trends – August 2019

August 27, 2019

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Staffing Industry Trends – The Numbers

Staffing Industry Employment

The American Staffing Association’s Staffing Index is at 96. This is a 4.2% decrease year-to-year, averaged over the four weeks ending August 11th.

The ASA reports staffing employment in the 2nd quarter of 2019, averaged 3.09 million per week, a 3.4% decrease from the same quarter in 2018.

The ASA is also reporting temporary and contract staffing sales totaled 34.1 billion in the 2nd quarter of 2019, which was down 1.4% from the same period in 2018.

Source: American Staffing Association 

United States Employment Data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Temporary staffing employment was 2% of total non-farm payroll in July. Total non-farm payroll rose by 164,000 in July and unemployment remained at 3.7%. The biggest job gains were in professional & technical services, health care, social assistance, and financial services.

The BLS also reports average hourly earnings for July rose 8 cents to $27.98, an increase of 3.2% over the past 12 months.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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