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ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey

Survey reports employers predict a steady return to pre-pandemic hiring in most markets.

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How has COVID-19 Impacted Hiring Across the United States-MEOS

Industries with strongest jobs outlook

Below are the industries that plan to add the most jobs in the next three months. 



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Q2 2021 Net Employment Outlook (NEO)

More than 7,500 U.S. employers were asked about their hiring intentions for the second quarter of 2021.


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Q2 2021 NEO: 19%

Q1 2021 NEO: 15%

Q2 2020 NEO: 20%

Hiring Outlooks Across the United States

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20 Years of Employment Data


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