WAUKESHA — Not only is Wisconsin
one of five states in the country with the strongest jobs outlook,
according to a survey from ManpowerGroup, Milwaukee and Madison made
the list of top metro areas in the country for the same reason.
ManpowerGroup conducted more than 11,500 interviews with employers
within the United States in all 50 states, the District of Columbia
and Puerto Rico to measure hiring intentions between July and
September. All participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total
employment at your location to change in the three months to the end
of September 2019 compared to the current quarter?”
The survey released Tuesday found that 28% of Midwest employers
surveyed expect to grow payrolls during the forthcoming quarter.
Additionally, 3% of employers expect to trim staffing levels, and
68% anticipate no change. The resulting Net Employment Outlook
stands at +25%, according to the survey.
“Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the
Outlook is the strongest in the Midwest for 18 years, improving
slightly in comparison with both the previous quarter and this time
one year ago,” reads the report.
Leisure & Hospitality sector employers in the Midwest report
considerably stronger hiring intentions for the next three months
when compared with the second quarter of 2019. Employers in three
Midwest industry sectors anticipate moderately stronger hiring
activity in comparison with the second quarter of 2019:
construction, government and information. Slightly stronger hiring
prospects are reported in three sectors: education & health
services, other services and transportation & utilities.
In comparison, during the third quarter of 2019, 27% of U.S.
employers expect to increase payrolls, 3% anticipate a decrease and
69% expect no change, according to the survey.