Temporary help and staffing services manufacturing employment and share of total manufacturing employment, 1989–2015

Employment in manufacturing Share of manufacturing employment
Temporary help Staffing services Temporary help Total staffing services
1989 n.a. 419,102 n.a. 2.3%
1996 n.a. 926,882 n.a. 5.1%
2000 1,020,989 1,392,278 5.5% 7.5%
2001 806,074 1,128,881 4.6% 6.4%
2006 1,026,906 1,300,610 6.6% 8.4%
2009 694,422 869,943 5.5% 6.8%
2015 1,194,000 1,576,080 8.6% 11.3%
Change
1989–2000 n.a. 232.2% n.a 5.2%
2000–2006 0.6% -6.6% 1.2% 1.0%
2006–2015 6.5% 21.2% 1.9% 2.9%
1989–2015 n.a. 276.1% n.a 9.1%

Notes: The staffing services sector includes temporary help services, professional employer organizations, and employment agencies.

Source: Author’s analysis of Dey, Houseman, and Polivka 2012, Table 3; 2017, Table 1

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