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Employment in Staffing Agencies Up in July

From American Staffing:

Staffing Firms Add 17,000 Jobs in July

Temporary help employment increased 0.6% from June to July, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 1.9% higher than in July 2015. Over the past 12 months, BLS reported, year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 2.4%.

Nonseasonally adjusted BLS data, which estimate the actual number of jobs in the economy, indicated that temporary help employment decreased 1.2% from June to July, generally consistent with historic July employment patterns. However, year-to-year, there were 0.9% more staffing employees in July than in the same month last year.

Total U.S. nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 jobs in July (seasonally adjusted), BLS reported. Incorporating revisions for May and June, job gains averaged 190,000 per month over the past three months, slightly less than the average of 206,000 for the prior 12 months.

 
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