June 14, 2016 – Dayton, OH MSA employers expect to hire at an active pace during Quarter 3 2016, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Among employers surveyed, 27 percent plan to hire more employees from July through September. This number is offset by the 5 percent that plan to reduce payrolls, while 67 percent of employers expect to maintain current staff levels and 1 percent indicate they are not sure of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook* of 22%.

“Local employers anticipate a steady hiring pace compared to Q2 2016 when the Net Employment Outlook was 23%,” said Manpower spokesperson Tom Maher. “Last year at this time, employers expected similar hiring activity when the Outlook was 21%.”

Summary of Results for Dayton, OH MSA

Increase Staff Levels Decrease Staff Levels Maintain Staff Levels Don’t Know Net Employment Outlook*
Q3 2016
27% 5% 67% 1% 22%
Q2 2016
(previous quarter)
28% 5% 65% 2% 23%
Q3 2015
(one year ago)
25% 4% 68% 3% 21%

*The Net Employment Outlook is derived by taking the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in hiring activity and subtracting from this the percentage of employers expecting a decrease in hiring activity.


For the coming quarter, job prospects appear best in Durable Goods Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Information, Financial Activities, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality and Other Services. Employers in Transportation & Utilities plan to reduce staffing levels, while hiring in Construction, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Professional & Business Services and Government is expected to remain unchanged.

Of the more than 11,000 employers surveyed in the United States, 23 percent expect to add to their workforces, and 5 percent expect a decline in their payrolls during Quarter 2 2016. Seventy-one percent of employers anticipate making no change to staff levels, and the remaining 1 percent of employers are undecided about their hiring plans. When seasonal variations are removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook is +15%, relatively stable compared to the Quarter 2 2016 Outlook, +16%.

To complement the Quarter 3 2016 survey results, an infographic is available for download. “Where Are the Jobs” offers a snapshot of data and trends from the survey, including key state and metro area Outlooks along with an industry forecast. To view the infographic or press releases for other Metropolitan Statistical Areas or states, visit http://meos-press.manpowergroup.us/.

The next Manpower Employment Outlook Survey will be released on September 13, 2016, to report hiring expectations for Quarter 4 2016. To receive e-mail notification when the survey is available each quarter, register for updates at http://meos-press.manpowergroup.us/.


About the Survey

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is conducted quarterly to measure employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforces during the next quarter. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey’s United States results are based on interviews with 11,000 employers located in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, which includes the largest 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas based on number of business establishments. The mix of industries within the survey follows the North American Industry Classification System Supersectors and is structured to be representative of the U.S. economy.

The complete results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey can be found online at http://meos-press.manpowergroup.us/. There you will also find the results for the 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas surveyed, the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Questions can be directed to press@manpowergroup.com.