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The percentage of those planning to decrease staff levels subtracted from those planning to hire leaves a “net employment outlook” of 16 percent, Manpower said. That’s a bit lower than last quarter’s net outlook (18 percent) but higher than the net outlook in the fourth quarter last year (14 percent).
The best prospects in the coming quarter are familiar by now in the Dayton area: Durable and non-durable goods manufacturing, construction, transportation, wholesale and retail trade, financial activities and more, Manpower said.
Hiring will be unchanged in information, leisure and hospitality and government, the survey showed.
Manpower does not say how many local employers were surveyed, but nationally, more than 11,500 were, the company said.
Nationally, 22 percent plan on hiring and five percent thought they would cut staffing in the next quarter. Again, 71 percent were planning to stay where they were and two percent were unsure.
On Friday, the U.S. government reported that the U.S. economy proved stronger than economists’ expectations in August, adding just over 200,000 jobs nationally while the consensus expectation among economists was closer to 190,000 new jobs.
The jobless rate nationally remain lodged at 3.9 percent for August.
Nationally, some of the biggest industries pushing for workers included construction, which added 23,000 jobs and has increased by 297,000 over the year.
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