This month’s Pulse Survey reported a median decrease of 7% in US temporary staffing revenue, slightly lower than the 6% decline reported in June. On aggregate, staffing revenue was down 15%, reflecting flat median growth across small, medium and large companies. The biggest drops were seen in travel nurse staffing, per diem nursing, and the industrial skill segments, while locum tenens saw median revenue growth of 10%. Meanwhile, 38% of respondents reported laying off staff in the second or third quarter, with 20% stating the layoffs constituted 1-5% of their staff. Average sales and recruitment difficulties were unchanged and slightly decreased, respectively, from our prior survey. The full report contained additional insights, and the next Pulse Survey will be in November 2023.