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 SurveySecond Quarter Staffing Employment Lags Last Year’s High; Demand Remains Steady

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.1 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2019—remaining above three million for 21 consecutive quarters.

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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

4Q2018 1Q2019 2Q2019 3Q2019 4Q2019
Survey Opens Jan. 15 April 4 June 27 Sept. 26 Jan. 14, 2020
Survey Closes Feb. 22 May 10 Aug. 8 Nov. 1 Feb. 21, 2020
News Release & Participant Report Available March 14 May 30 Aug. 22 Nov. 21 March 12, 2020