MILWAUKEE (Sept. 13, 2016) — U.S. employers indicate a slight increase in hiring plans for the final three months of 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup.
Taking into account seasonal variations, Manpower said the net employment outlook for the year's fourth quarter is a plus 18 percent, matching the strongest post-recession outlook reported in last year's fourth quarter. Hiring plans nationwide have improved by three percentage points compared to the previous quarter, according to the Milwaukee-based firm, with all 13 industry sectors reporting they planned to increase their payrolls.
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Of the more than 11,000 U.S. employers surveyed, 22 percent anticipate increasing staff levels in the fourth quarter — which is a 1-percent decrease from the third quarter of 2016 and a 1-percent increase from the 2015 fourth quarter. Six percent of employers expect workforce reductions and 69 percent expect no change in hiring plans. The final three percent of employers are undecided about their hiring intentions, resulting in a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of +18 percent, according to Manpower.
Nationwide, the firm reported employers in all 13 industry sectors expect payrolls to increase during this year's fourth quarter, with Leisure & Hospitality (+30 percent); Wholesale & Retail Trade (+22 percent); Transportation & Utilities (+20 percent); and Professional & Business Services (+17 percent) employers reporting the strongest hiring intentions.