Friday April 4, 2014

BLS: Staffing Jobs Continue Robust Growth

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American Staffing Association (04/04/14)

Seasonally adjusted employment data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that temporary help services employment added 28,500 new jobs in March (up 1.0% from February). "Employment growth in temporary help services had averaged 20,000 per month in the prior 12 months," said BLS Commissioner Erica L. Groshen.

In a year-to-year comparison, staffing firms employed 9.6% more temporary workers in March than in the same month a year ago, according to BLS. That was the strongest year-to-year growth since the summer of 2012.

Nonseasonally adjusted BLS data, which estimate the actual number of jobs in the economy, indicated that staffing employment increased by 59,300 in March (up 2.2% from February). On a year-to-year basis, there were 10.0% more staffing employees in March than in the same month last year.