ManpowerGroup has released its 3rd quarter 2011 Employment Outlook Survey results. The survey seeks to determine whether employers will increase or decrease hiring (or maintain current employment levels) between July and September 2011. More than 18,000 employers participated in the survey (representing all 50 states and a mix of industries) and were asked just one question:
“How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of September 2011 as compared to the current quarter?” Answer options were: Increase, Decrease, No Change, or Don’t Know.
Survey results indicate that 20% of U.S. employers plan to hire additional staff between July and September. 8% of employers anticipate a reduction in staff. 69% predict no change in workforce size, and 3% of employers answered “Don’t Know.”
Looking at the “Professional & Business Services” industry sector (which includes the legal employment category), survey results show that 25% of employers expect to increase hiring, while 6% expect a decrease, 65% anticipate no change in hiring, and 4% are unsure.
Survey results were also provided specifically for Columbus, Ohio. Across all industries, 18% of Columbus-based employers expect to increase hiring in the 3rd quarter (9% Decrease, 70% No Change, 3% Don’t Know).
Download the full Q3 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (United States) or the Columbus, OH survey results.