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Staffing Industry Trends – May 2019

May 12, 2019

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Staffing Industry Trends – The Numbers

Staffing Jobs

The American Staffing Association’s Staffing Index for the four weeks ending April 29th is at 93. Staffing jobs showed a .62% increase on the four-week average. There was a 2.52% decrease compared to the same time period in 2018.

Source: American Staffing Association 

Unemployment Rate

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that temporary and contract staffing added 17,900 jobs in the month of April. Total temporary and contract staffing for April was reported to be 3,052,000. This is an increase of 50,000 employees compared to April 2018.

In April, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000. The sectors with the most growth included professional and technical services, construction, health care, and social assistance.

The BLS also reported April average hourly earnings for nonfarm payroll rose $.06 to $27.77. Over the course of the last year, average hourly earnings have increased by 3.2 percent.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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