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.


Staffing Jobs down 7.7% from Fourth Quarter 2023

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2024, down 7.7% or around 186,000 jobs from the fourth quarter to the first quarter. Year-to-year, staffing jobs fell 13.9% from 1Q23. Staffing sales totaled $31.5 billion in 1Q24, down 8.4% quarter-to-quarter and 15.9% year-to-year.

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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 4Q2023 1Q2024 2Q2024 3Q2024 4Q2025
Survey Opens Jan. 11, 2024 April 8, 2024 Aug. 30, 2024 Oct. 10, 2024 Jan. 9, 2025
Survey Closes Feb. 28, 2024 May 24, 2024 Aug. 23, 2024 Nov. 22, 2024 Feb. 21, 2025
News Release & Participant Report Available March 21, 2024 June 27, 2024 Sept. 12, 2024 Dec. 12, 2024 March 13, 2025