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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey: United States - Q1, 2010

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey: United States - Q1, 2010

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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  0  0 
 
ContentsUnited States Employment Outlook 1
Regional Comparisons
Global Employment Outlook 7 About the Survey 8 About Manpower 9
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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. Inaddition, percentage totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.
 
More than 28,000 interviews have been conducted withemployers within 201 Metropolitan Statistical Areas(MSAs) in the United States and Puerto Rico tomeasure employment trends between January andMarch 2010. The mix of industries within the surveyfollows the North American Industry ClassificationSystem (NAICS) Supersectors and is structured to berepresentative of the U.S. economy. All participantswere asked, “How do you anticipate total employmentat your location to change in the three months tothe end of March 2010 as compared to thecurrent quarter?” Among U.S. employers surveyed, 12% expect to addto their workforces, and 12% expect a decline in theirpayrolls during Quarter 1 2010. From January – March,no change in staff levels is anticipated by 73% of employers, which is the highest percentage of U.S.employers anticipating no change in the history of thesurvey. Three percent of employers are undecidedabout their Quarter 1 2010 hiring plans.When seasonal variations are removed from the data,the results suggest that employers expect a moderateincrease in the rate of hiring when compared to Quarter4 2009. However, the first quarter Net EmploymentOutlook for the U.S. is weaker than one year ago atthis time. According to seasonally adjusted regional data,employers in the Northeast, Midwest and South reporta moderate increase in hiring expectations compared toQuarter 4 2009, while employers in the West expect aslight increase in the hiring pace. Across all regions, employers anticipate a decrease inhiring activity compared to one year ago.
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
%%%%%%Quarter 1 2009161367539Quarter 2 200915146741-1Quarter 3 200915136752-2
Quarter 1 2010121273306
Quarter 4 20091214695-2-2
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Net Employment OutlookSeasonally Adjusted Outlook
No bar indicates Net Employment Outlook of zero. Revised methodology effective Quarter 1 2009.
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