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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey: United States - Q2, 2009

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey: United States - Q2, 2009

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The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) is released quarterly to measure employers' intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter.

It is the only forward-looking survey of its kind, unparalleled in size, scope, longevity and area of focus. The survey has been administered for more than 46 years and is one of the most trusted surveys of employment activity in the world.
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) is released quarterly to measure employers' intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter.

It is the only forward-looking survey of its kind, unparalleled in size, scope, longevity and area of focus. The survey has been administered for more than 46 years and is one of the most trusted surveys of employment activity in the world.

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Published by: manpowerus on May 21, 2010
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ManpowerEmploymentOutlook SurveyUnited States
 A Manpower Research Report
 Q 2  2   0   0   9  
 
ContentsUnited States Employment Outlook1
Regional Comparisons
Global Employment Outlook7 About the Survey8 About Manpower9
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Manpower Employment Outlook SurveyUnited States
Please note that throughout this report, the figure used in all graphs is the “Net Employment Outlook.” This figureis derived by taking the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in hiring activity and subtracting from thisthe percentage of employers that expect to see a decrease in employment at their location in the next quarter.In addition, percentage totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.
 
Interviews were conducted with 31,800 employerswithin 201 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in theUnited States and Puerto Rico to measure employmenttrends between April and June 2009. The mix of industries within the survey follows the North AmericanIndustry Classification System (NAICS) Supersectorsand is structured to be representative of the U.S.economy. All participants were asked, “How do youanticipate total employment at your location to changein the three months to the end of June 2009 ascompared to the current quarter?” Among U.S. employers surveyed, 15% foresee anincrease in hiring activity, and 14% expect to decreasestaff levels during Quarter 2 2009. Sixty-seven percentanticipate no change in the hiring pace, while 4% areundecided about their April – June hiring plans.When seasonal variations are removed from the data, theresults show that employers expect the hiring pace toslow considerably when compared to Quarter 1 2009. The second quarter Net Employment Outlook for theU.S. is also considerably weaker than one year agoat this time. According to seasonally adjusted regional data, employersin the West anticipate a moderate decrease in hiringpace compared to Quarter 1 2009, while employersin the Midwest, Northeast and South foresee aconsiderable decrease in hiring for Quarter 2 2009. Across all regions, employers anticipate a decreasein hiring activity year-over-year, with employers in theSouth reporting the sharpest cutbacks in comparisonwith Quarter 2 2008.
United States Employment Outlook
 The results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey in the United States include Puerto Rico.
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IncreaseDecreaseNo ChangeDont KnowNet EmploymentOutlookSeasonally Adjusted
%%%%%%2nd Quarter 200826960517153rd Quarter 2008261058616124th Quarter 20082213596991st Quarter 20091613675310
2nd Quarter 200915146741-1
89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
Net Employment OutlookSeasonally Adjusted Outlook
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