Staffing Employment Up in October

Alexandria, Va. — Nov. 2

Seasonally adjusted employment data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed staffing employment increased by 13,600 jobs from September to October.

In a year-to-year comparison, temporary help employment for the month was 7.7 percent higher than in October 2011. Over the previous year, the temporary help industry has added an average of 15,400 per month to the economy.

Non-seasonally adjusted data, which estimate the actual number of jobs in the economy, indicated that the staffing industry added 56,800 jobs — up 2.2 percent — from September to October. On a year-to-year basis, there were 7.2 percent more staffing employees in October compared with the same month in 2011.

Source: The American Staffing Association