Up 3.0% From a Year Ago
Temporary help employment changed little (-0.3%) from April to May, but was 3.0% higher than in May 2017, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.6% per month in the first five months of 2018, significantly higher than the average of 2.2% for all of 2017.
BLS’s initial estimates on seasonally adjusted temporary help services employment data tend to be downwardly revised, according to an American Staffing Association analysis of BLS data.
Nonseasonally adjusted BLS data, which estimate the actual number