ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey

U.S. Employers Expect a Moderate Hiring Climate in Q3 2024

Q3 2024 Net Employment Outlook (NEO) for U.S. is 30%

More than 6,000 U.S. employers were asked about their hiring intentions for the third quarter of 2024.

*The Net Employment Outlook is derived by taking the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in hiring activity and subtracting from this the percentage of employers expecting a decrease in hiring activity.

Plan to Hire
Expect to Let Staff Go
Plan to Keep Work Levels Steady
Unsure About Hiring Plans

Net Employment Outlook (NEO)
by Sector for Q3 2024

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Q3 2024 NEO: 34 %

*Where a number is asterisked (*) it is indicating a small sample size, and these numbers or comparisons should be treated as indicative only.

Net Employment Outlook (NEO)
by Region for Q3 2024

Q3 2024

More than 20 Years of
Employment Data

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