Prediction: 3.6 percent increase in demand for temp workers in 2017 Q2
Demand for temporary workers in the United States is expected to increase 3.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the 2017 second quarter, when compared with the same period in 2016, according to the Palmer Forecast™, released today. The Palmer Forecast™ indicated a 2.9 percent increase in temporary help for the just ended 2017 first quarter. Actual results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics came ahead of forecast at 3.5 percent with 10,500 net new temp help jobs added in March and 34.500 for the quarter.
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