This week’s edition of the SIA | Bullhorn Staffing Indicator found temporary staffing hours worked for the week ending May 13th (“last week measured”) decreased -9% compared to the same week a year ago. Over the past five weeks, hours worked in Commercial occupations fell by an average year-over-year growth rate of -13%, while Professional occupations decreased by an average year-over-year growth rate of -4%.

Compared to the same week two years ago (in May 2021), Commercial staffing was down -12%, and Professional staffing was up 10%. On a week-over-week basis, temporary staffing hours worked were up slightly (0.4%), while Commercial staffing hours increased 0.7% and Professional staffing hours were roughly stable (-0.3%).

The SIA | Bullhorn Staffing Indicator is a unique tool for gauging near real time weekly trends in the volume of temporary staffing delivered by US staffing firms. It reflects weekly hours worked by temporary workers across a sample of staffing companies in the US that utilize Bullhorn’s technology solutions. While the indicator does not presume to perfectly reflect the entire universe of US staffing firms, it does represent a sizable sample of the US