Bureau of Labor Statistics – Staffing Employment Steady August 2017
BLS finds Staffing Employment Steady in August
According to the American Staffing Association (ASA) August Employment report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released seasonally adjusted employment data on Friday, September 1.
employment was 4.3 percent higher than August of 2016, but remained unchanged from July to August of this year. Year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 4.1 percent per month in the first eight months of 2017, which is higher than the average of 1.4 percent for the full year employment rates of 2016.
The actual number of jobs in the economy is gathered and estimated by nonseasonally adjusted BLS data; this data indicated that temporary employment increased by 1.7 percent from July to August. There were 4.3 percent more staffing employees in August than in the same month last year.
Also the BLS August findings for total U.S. nonfarm payroll employment rate rose by 156,000 jobs in August. Job gains averaged 185,000 per month over the past three months, more than the average of 176,000 for the prior 12 months, according to revisions for June and July.
The ASA August Employment report stated that according to the BLS data, the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent in August, offsetting the prior month’s decrease.
The employment data conducted by the BLS does not include any potential effects from Hurricane Harvey as the data was collected prior to the storm.
July employment data for search and placement services, which, seasonally adjusted, increased 0.5 percent from June. Search and placement jobs totaled 296,500 in July, 1.5 percent higher than in the same month last year.