Positive Employment Prospects Reported Across All States and Industry Sectors Surveyed

Positive Employment Prospects Reported Across All States and Industry Sectors Surveyed

Confidence among U.S. employers is spreading geographically, according to the seasonally adjusted results of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Survey highlights include:

Positive Outlook in Every State: Employers in all 50 states report positive hiring intentions and 33 out of 50 states anticipate considerable increases. Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. employers also report positive hiring intentions.

All Industries Looking to Hire: Employers in the 13 industry sectors surveyed each report a positive Outlook, with Mining and Leisure & Hospitality employers the most optimistic. Employers in 10 of the 13 industry sectors expect hiring to increase from three months ago.

Six Straight Quarters of Employment Growth: Employers have reported a positive overall hiring Outlook since Quarter 1 2010, according to seasonally adjusted data.

Fewer Employers Plan to Decrease Headcounts: Only six percent of employers plan to reduce employee levels in Quarter 2 2011, down from recessionary highs of 14 percent in 2009.

Employers in each of the 13 industry sectors surveyed have a positive Outlook for 2011; Leisure & Hospitality (+21%), Mining (+21%), Professional & Business Services (+15%), Durable Goods Manufacturing (+14%), Wholesale & Retail Trade (+12%), Nondurable Goods Manufacturing (+11%), Financial Activities (+9%), Information (+9), Transportation & Utilities (+8%), Other Services (+7%), Construction (+6%), Education & Health Services (+6%) and Government (+1%).

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