Report: Staffing Up Nearly 11 Percent From a Year Ago; Added 25,000 Jobs in June

Alexandria, Va. — July 6

The staffing industry led employment growth in June by adding more than 25,000 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted employment data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This is a 1 percent increase over May and 10.7 percent more jobs than a year ago. Moreover, the bureau substantially boosted its temporary help estimate for May, from an initial 8.5 percent to a revised 9.3 percent increase year-to-year.

The staffing industry has added 776,000 jobs to the economy since September 2009.

Non-seasonally adjusted data, which estimate the actual number of jobs in the economy, show that the staffing industry added nearly 40,000 jobs — up 1.6 percent — from May to June. On a year-to-year basis, there were 10.7 percent more staffing employees in June compared with the same month in 2011.

Overall, U.S. nonfarm employment grew by 80,000 jobs in June, the bureau said. During the first three months of 2012, the average rate of monthly job creation was 226,000; by contrast, the monthly average for April through June was 75,000. The overall unemployment rate remained unchanged from May to June at 8.2 percent.

Source: The American Staffing Association