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Total Job Growth Lower Than Expected, Temp Jobs Up in May

In Industry News by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

The economy added 138,000 jobs in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary agency penetration rate reached an all-time high of 2.064%, and temp jobs added 12,900 for the month. Temporary employment has seen an increase of 4.9% year over year, averaging an additional 11,700 jobs every month. Healthcare, leisure & hospitality, and professional services had the highest industry gains.

Recruiters can expect jobs to continue to grow slowly.    

Source: Staffing Industry Analysts, JUNE US JOBS REPORT

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