ASA Staffing Employment & Sales Survey

The ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey is conducted on a quarterly basis and collects information on temporary and contract staffing sales, payroll, and employment. The survey has been conducted since 1992.

New Data Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales SurveyStaffing Employment Edges Down in Second Quarter

Strays From Seasonal Growth Trend
U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.6 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2021, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association—down about 74,600 from the first quarter.

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ASA invites all staffing firms operating in the U.S. to participate in the quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey. There are no fees to participate, and those who complete the nine-question survey receive an exclusive report on the results, which includes projections as well as gross margin and sector-level data.
Data is collected for these staffing sectors:

  • Office–Clerical and Administrative
  • Industrial
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Scientific
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management (including executives)
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Legal
  • Other Professional
  • Search and Placement (direct hire placement and special recruiting services)

Quarterly Survey Calendar

Milestone 4Q2020 1Q2021 2Q2021 3Q2021 4Q2021
Survey Opens Jan. 12, 2021 April 8 July 19 Oct. 7 Jan. 12, 2022
Survey Closes Feb. 19, 2021 May 21 Aug. 27 Nov. 19 Feb. 18, 2022
News Release & Participant Report Available March 11, 2021 June 10 Sept. 16 Dec. 9 March 10, 2022