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 Falls to Great Recession Levels in Second Quarter

Following a six-year low in staffing employment during the first quarter of 2020, second quarter data released today by the American Staffing Association reveal the Covid-19 pandemic’s significant negative impact on providers of workforce solutions. U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.1 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2020—the lowest since the Great Recession.

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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 seven-question survey receive an exclusive report on the results, which includes 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

4Q2019 1Q2020 2Q2020 3Q2020 4Q2020
Survey Opens Jan. 14 April 9 July 9 Oct. 8 Jan. 12, 2021
Survey Closes Feb. 27 May 29 Aug. 14 Nov. 13 Feb. 19, 2021
News Release & Participant Report Available March 12 June 11 Sept. 3 Dec. 3 March 11, 2021