"It is also a five percentage point decrease from the Outlook reported during the same time a year ago, indicating a flat hiring pace for the upcoming months".
The survey is based on interviews with more than 11,500 employers located in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, ManpowerGroup said. Those planning to decrease remained unchanged from the prior-year quarter at 3%, yielding a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of 19% for the second quarter, which is down from 20% from the first quarter but an improvement from 18% in the second quarter of 2018. "This is evident in the results, with the large majority of employers reporting no change to their hiring schemes in the coming quarter". Net employment outlooks are also strong for wholesale and retail trade, at 24%, as consumers dine out and demand immediate delivery from groceries to fast fashion.
Western Canada had the lowest job outlook at seven per cent compared to Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada. Between those jobs and the latest Manpower survey, Borhot calls it a good scenario and says people are coming back into the workforce. Across the county, the transportation and utilities, manufacturing and real estate sectors are expected to see the most hiring.
Shea said South Florida's employment environment outpaces some other major cities, pointing to Boston and NY where only 8 percent expect to increase hiring, according to the survey.
Overall, hiring intentions strengthened in five of the seven industry sectors when compared with the previous quarter, most notably the services sector, which improve by 7ppt.
The survey also points to the best job prospects in South Florida: manufacturing, information, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality, other services and government.
It was one of the two sectors that have weaker hiring prospects in the upcoming quarter. Three sectors show a +23 percent shift, these being industry, transport & communication, and commerce.
In Victoria, the net employment outlook of 13 percent is a 10-point decrease from last quarter's.
Employers in IN (+33%), ME (+33%), Alaska (+28%), Colorado (+27%), Kansas (+26%), North Carolina (+26%) and OR (+26%) report the strongest Outlooks nationwide.
U.S. regions. All regions in the USA reported positive second-quarter hiring plans.
Globally, research for the second quarter of 2019 reveals employers expect to add to payrolls in 40 of 44 countries and territories in the period up to the end of June. "With strong applicants in short supply, employers are faced with a very candidate-driven market".