Analysis of Staffing Employment in U.S.

Senior Research Analyst, Sona Sharma, presents analysis of staffing employment levels from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, which surveys 150,000 businesses and government agencies.

The following are the key findings reported on the key findings analysis of staffing employment levels from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, which surveys 150,000 businesses and government agencies, representing roughly 390,000 individual worksites.  Click here for a copy of the complete report.

Key Findings:

•This Insight is a comparative analysis and ranking of growth trends in total nonfarm
employment among 354 U.S. metropolitan areas.

•The best performing metros particularly clustered in Washington D.C./Virginia, South Carolina, the Gulf Coast and the Pacific Northwest. The top place Salisbury MD metro area saw an estimated 1.3% year over year growth in total nonfarm payroll employment and has experienced a sharp improvement in trend over the last six months.

•The worst performing metros particularly clustered in the Rust Belt MidWestern states, the South West and the Pacific Coast. Ranking at the bottom of the list in terms of employment trends was the Milwaukee,Waukesha,West Allis WI metropolitan area. It lost 58,100 jobs in the last 12 months, falling by 6.8% on a year over year basis. Additionally, this area is experiencing an accelerating decline.

•Only 0.8% of the metros examined are seeing y/y growth in total nonfarm employment combined with any degree of acceleration in growth; 9.3% are experiencing contraction at an increasing pace; the remaining 89.9% of metros are mixed, either contracting at a moderating pace, or expanding at a deteriorating pace.

 

Report Presented by:
Sona Sharma,
Senior Research Analyst
ssharma@staffingindustry.com