Staffing Employment Flat in July
Temporary help employment showed little change from June to July (-0.3%), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 4.5% higher than in July 2014. Over the past 12 months, year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 5.7%.Non-seasonally adjusted BLS data, which estimate the actual number of jobs in the economy, indicated that temporary help employment decreased 1.1% from June to July. Year-to-year, there were 5.4% more staffing employees in July than in the same month last year.
Total U.S. non-farm payroll employment rose by 215,000 jobs in July. Monthly job gains averaged 235,000 over the past three months, less than the average of 246,000 for the prior 12 months. The unemployment rate held at 5.3% in July.