Staffing hours in the US have partially caught up with pre-Labor Day levels ahead of the week ending September 16th. According to the SIA | Bullhorn Staffing Indicator, temporary staffing hours for the week ending Sep 16th (“last week measured”) were down -10% compared to the same week a year ago. Commercial staffing hours were down -11% while professional staffing hours were down -8%.
On a sequential basis, temporary staffing hours were up 2.9%, partially catching up with pre-Labor Day Holiday levels. Commercial temporary staffing hours were up 2.6% while professional temporary staffing hours were up 4.1%.
The Professional Staffing indexed value was 123 for the week ending Sep 16th while the Commercial Staffing indexed value was 78 for the same week. The US Staffing indexed value, weighted to reflect the US staffing industry mix of professional and commercial jobs, was 92 for the week ending Sep 16th.
Year-to-date, hours worked in Commercial occupations decreased by an average year-over-year growth rate of -11%, while hours worked in Professional occupations decreased by an average year-over-year growth rate of -7%. Over the year 2022, the average