Jobs Drought Is Ending, Manpower Survey Says

employers to increase hiring in third quarter

The recent slowdown in hiring may have caused some Americans who are looking for work to shudder. But a new survey of employers suggests that the summer months may give dispirited job seekers a much-needed boost.

According to data compiled by ManpowerGroup, 92 percent of U.S. employers plan to increase hiring or maintain current staffing levels through the end of September.

The staffing company's latest Employment Outlook Survey also shows that hiring trends are up in all 50 states, and in all of the 100 metropolitan areas surveyed.

Moreover, Manpower said that its report showed, for the first time since 2008, two consecutive quarters of labor market improvement in all 13 industries and in all four regions surveyed -- Northeast, Midwest, West and South.

Despite the recent slowdown in hiring, "job growth has proven to be sustainable," said Jonas Prising, the company's president, who expects "continued progress."

Of the 18,000 employers polled, 21 percent said that they expect to hire more workers during the third quarter. That's up from 18 percent during the three months ending June.

Industries where the most hiring is anticipated to occur include, based on the percentage of positive-hiring responses by employers:

Even hard-hit industries related to homebuilding are expected to hire in coming weeks and months. The surveyed showed:

  • 12 percent of construction firms plan to bring on more workers.
  • 15 percent of manufacturers of durable goods, which include household appliances, also plan to hire.

Though the report was largely positive, the Manpower report showed that 8 percent of employers expect to decrease staffing levels in the third quarter. That's 2 percent more than in the two previous quarters.

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21% companies to increase hiring.. that leaves the difference.. to decrease of stay the same.. Not something to bet the house on!!! So the unemployment numbers will go down?? Yes because more of those that have maxed out unemployment relief, will fall off..Obama Rescue Plans!! Just Tax more people !

June 12 2012 at 10:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

increase in joblessness is just beginning. where are thousands of high school and colleage graduates, plus baby boomers and veterans going to find jobs? they will never be counted as unemployed as they were never employed to begin with. these surveys are never correct. check with the fed. labor board.. the unemployment % is almost 18%.

June 12 2012 at 9:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
James Bridges

Yeah And I Plan on Winning 5 trillion dollars in the lottery But niether of those things are going to happen. I wonder how much money this company was Paid by The Crooks in DC to make up a bunch of numbers to make them look good

June 12 2012 at 9:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Yellow journalism at its finest! Quantitative Easing # 3 will be announced after the jobs report this month, and the QE will TEMPORARILY boost jobs data until after the election.But guess what? Inflation will hit harder in the coming year because of QE!!!

June 12 2012 at 7:44 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Only until college graduates hit the market.

June 12 2012 at 7:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh wait summer starts on the 21st
please come back in 9 day to see the show
Make sure you bring a shovel because these jobs are ready

June 12 2012 at 6:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

yeah remain at current levels. I wonder what % are really looking to hire real meaningful jobs, not 3rd shift at 7Eleven

June 12 2012 at 6:08 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Liars figure and figures lie. No manufacturing equals no employment.

June 12 2012 at 5:39 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Rodger's comment

refersh my memory...what administration gave big tax breaks to the wealthy..saying that it would create more jobs.... you know that trickle down theory .... then those corps took their tax break and sent jobs over seas shutting down us manufacturing and the us economy and then paid no taxes to the us?!

June 12 2012 at 10:10 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

More Obama propaganda

June 12 2012 at 4:45 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

It's June now, when does it start.

June 12 2012 at 4:15 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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