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By the Numbers June 12, 2020

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Small Business Employment Begins to Recover

The Numbers:

  • Employment in small business increased by .25% in May
  • A year over year decrease was seen at 3.95%
  • A 12-month growth in hourly earnings was reported due to a shift of the index’s employee mix toward jobs with higher pay rates
  • Source: Paychex and HIS Markit

IT Hiring Increased in May

The Numbers:

  • 28,000 technology workers were added across all sectors in May as stay-at-home orders eased
  • In March, national tech employment lost 19,000 jobs and saw a decline of 33,800 jobs in May – smaller than the 112,000 roles lost in April
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Indeed Job Postings Down 34% Year-Over-Year

The Numbers:

  • Job postings on Indeed are down 34%
  • On May 1, postings were down 40% year-over-year
  • New job postings saw a 28% year-over-year decline, better than the 45% recorded May 1
  • Source: Indeed

BountyJobs Reports: Key Strategic Shifts in Hiring and Leadership Within Talent Acquisition

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The Numbers:

  • Strategic partnering on business objectives
  • Recruitment marketing strategy revisions
  • Ramping up, looking ahead

Q3 Hiring Outlook Hits 10-Year Low

The Numbers:

  • 11% of U.S. employers plan to decrease hiring in Q3 while 17% plan to increase
  • 62% of employers reported there would be no change to hiring in Q3
  • 60% of employers believe hiring will return to pre-pandemic levels before the end of 2020 and perhaps before the end of the summer
  • Source: Manpower Group

U.S. is Officially in Recession

The Numbers:

  • Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the United States economy is now officially in a recession
  • After peaking in February this year, the longest period of economic expansion in the U.S. since 1854 came to an end
  • Source: National Bureau of Economic Research

More Than 53% of Workplaces to Reopen Soon

The Numbers:

  • 53% of workplaces plan to reopen by July 15
  • Masks, social distancing, marked floors, additional barriers, and greater flexibility in remote work will be part of the ‘new normal’
  • Source: Society for Human Resource Management

U.S Hires, Job Openings Decrease in April, Seasonally Adjusted

The Numbers:

  • S. hires decreased by 1.6 million in April with the number of job openings falling by 965,000 due to the COVID-19 crisis
  • This data is seasonally adjusted
  • Openings are at their lowest rate since 2014
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

May Jobless Rate Contained Error

The Numbers:

  • The reported May jobless rate of 13.3% should likely be higher at about 16.3%
  • Workers that were not working during the survey period but were expected to return to their jobs (furloughed) were classified as employed rather than ‘employed but absent from work’
  • This error also impacted the prior report
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Temporary Jobs See an Increase in May

The Numbers:

  • Temporary jobs in the U.S. saw an increase of 39,100 in May
  • This follows a steep decline in April, but are still down 29.2% year-over-year
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Canada Adds More Jobs in May, Employment Still Down

The Numbers:

  • Employment in Canada increased by 289,600 in May to a total of 16.5 million
  • Employment is still down 13.5% year-over-year
  • Full-time jobs increased by 219,400, part-time jobs increased by 70,300
  • Source: Statistics Canada

Top Employment Trends Due to COVID-19

The Numbers:

  • Wider adoption of emerging jobs
  • Increased deep cleaning and ongoing sanitization services
  • Health monitors to check temperatures
  • Decontamination technicians for sterilization and quality checks
  • Reconfiguration specialists to modify facilities for social distancing
  • Increased number of temporary and part-time staff
  • Fewer people in the office
  • Source: TrueBlue Inc.

Overwhelming Majority of Workers More Productive at Home

The Numbers:

  • 76% of workers have found that their productivity has improved when working from home
  • 72% stated their teams have also had improved productivity because of working from home
  • Source: Best Practice Institute

Pandemic Impacted Black-Owned Businesses the Hardest

The Numbers:

  • Between February and April, the number of black small business owners decreased by 41%
  • Immigrant owners followed at 36%
  • Source: National Bureau of Economic Research

Grocery Manager Openings on Steep Incline

The Numbers:

  • Grocery manager, order selector, and warehouse manager saw the highest percentage growth among all job openings on Glassdoor between March 2 and May 11
  • Grocery manager openings increased 648% on Glassdoor during this timeframe
  • IT Specialists and public health advisors entered into the top 10 in-demand jobs list
  • Source: Glassdoor

COVID-19 Drives Contingent Work, Org Changes

The Numbers:

  • 32% of organizations are ‘replacing full-time employees with contingent workers as a cost-saving measure’
  • 16% are using technology more often to monitor productivity
  • Source: Gartner

U.S. Job Losses and Hiring are Stabilizing

The Numbers:

  • 5 million Americans filed new jobless claims for the week ended June 6
  • The total number of jobs lost during the pandemic is now more than 44 million
  • The number of people receiving unemployment benefits has decreased from 21.3 million to 20.9 million
  • Hiring is starting to pick up, but is still well below last year’s levels
  • Source: The Department of Labor
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