This month’s employment situation, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), showed monthly job growth averaged 266,000 over the last 12 months. Year-over-year growth for staffing jobs has averaged 5.6% during the past 12 months and staffing employment is up 6.7% compared to January 2014.
“The January jobs report confirms that the economy is growing, as are more and better employment opportunities for U.S. workers,” said Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association.
These growing opportunities can be seen in the BLS data released this month, which showed 295,000 total non-farm job gains in January. Sectors that saw the largest gains over the month were food services and drinking places, professional and business services, retail trade, construction, and health care.
To see all of the statistics from February’s employment situation report by the BLS and additional information from ASA, check out this month’s Employment Trends Report!