Temporary work: Statistics and Facts

Temporary Work - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and Data on Temporary work

The global sales of the agency work industry are estimated at almost 250 billion euros. The U.S. is the largest market for temporary staffing constituting around 27 percent of total worldwide revenue. In 2011, total staffing and recruiting industry sales in the U.S. amounted to around 110 billion U.S. dollars.


In total, U.S. staffing firms hired 12.9 million temporary and contract employees over the course of 2011, an increase of 33% from the 9.7 million employees in 2010. The average duration of employment with staffing firms amounted to 11.3 weeks in 2011. An average of 2.8 million people were employed by staffing companies on each day of the year over the course of 2011.

Among the leading companies in the industry (in terms of revenue) are Adecco, Manpower, Randstad, Allegis Group and Kelly Services.
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