- Total Private sector employment has been increasing all year.
- Two other sectors, Professional and Business Services and Education and Health services, have also shown consistent growth.
- Based on our own clients’ poll, requests to fill new positions have jumped close to 20 percent within the past month.
US Department of Labor statistics, we combine them with our first hand knowledge and experience to present what is probably a more realistic view of data and trends. The Labor statistics are from the “B” Tables, tougher to find but they show the number of actual employees. Here are some thoughts:All good signs in very strange times Ever since the last unemployment figures were announced I have been meaning to take a look at the total employment trends for this year. My reasoning is twofold. First, at People-Science we have seen a marked increase in hiring interest and actual new hire requisitions. Second, our conversations with the “hiring population” contradict what the press is saying. This is not unusual or unexpected. Having lived through 3.5 recessions while working in the Hiring profession, I can attest to the fact that we see a lag in what the numbers and press relay and what we are actually experiencing in the real hiring market. Therefore, when we examine