Temporary staffing hours worked in the US decreased by -14% year-over-year for the week ending April 15th according to the SIA | Bullhorn Staffing Indicator. Hours worked in professional occupations were down -7% year-over-year, and hours worked in commercial occupations were down -16%. Over the past five weeks, hours worked in commercial occupations fell by an average year-over-year growth rate of -16%, and hours worked in professional occupations decreased by an average year-over-year growth rate of -5%.
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The SIA | Bullhorn Staffing Indicator reveals that while US staffing hours remain down from last year, they have been holding roughly stable on a week-over-week basis. While the outlook during 2023 is uncertain, it is expected that there will be a modest decline in commercial staffing and mixed results in professional staffing in terms of market size.