Strong job market projected for region, state in Q3

ManpowerGroup survey shows employers plan to hire

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:08 am

Employers in the metro Milwaukee area and the state of Wisconsin as a whole expect to hire at a healthy pace during the third quarter, according to the latest quarterly ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

In the Milwaukee area, 22 percent of employers plan to increase staff levels during the third quarter, while 2 percent plan to decrease staff levels. That results in a 20 percent net employment outlook, the same as in the second quarter but down from 26 percent a year ago, according to the report.

For the state as a whole, 26 percent of employers plan to increase staff levels during the third quarter, while 4 percent plan to decrease staff levels. That results in a 22 percent net employment outlook, the sane as in the second quarter and down from 23 percent a year ago.

Nationally, 24 percent of employers plans to add to their workforce during the third quarter, while 4 percent plan to reduce staff. When seasonal variations are removed from the data, the national net employment outlook for the third quarter is 17 percent, the same as in the second quarter.

More than 11,000 employers in the U.S. participate in the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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