What’s on the horizon for the staffing industry—and the U.S. economy as a whole? Get some insights from the ASA 2013 Economic Analysis, a comprehensive examination written by ASA chief operating officer Steven P. Berchem, CSP.
“American Staffing 2013: Navigating the 1% Economy” takes an in-depth look at what staffing employment says about the current economic environment and the future of overall employment; how U.S. gross domestic product affects the staffing industry; and prospects for economic, employment, and industry growth.
Highlights from the analysis:
- Staffing employment growth was more robust in the first three years of recovery from the Great Recession than from the previous two recessions.
- Changing labor force demographics and slower population growth are substantially reducing the rate of job creation required to maintain full employment—from more than 200,000 per month in the mid-1990s to 35,000 per month more recently.
- Just over 6.7 million jobs have been created since nonfarm employment began growing again in March 2010. At the rate of job creation in the first half of 2013 (192,000 per month), it would take almost another year for nonfarm employment to reach its prerecession level.
All the figures from the analysis are available at americanstaffing.net.