Up 3.3% From a Year Ago
Temporary help employment grew robustly, adding 28,000 jobs over the month of July, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment increased 0.9% from June to July and was 3.3% higher than in July 2017. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.5% per month in the first seven months of 2018, significantly higher than the average of 2.2% for all of 2017.
Nonseasonally adjusted BLS data, which estimate the actual number of jobs in the economy, indicated that temporary help employment decreased 0.7% from June