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Manpower Employment Outlook Surveys

Each quarter, the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey measures hiring confidence among approximately 66,000 employers in 42 countries and territories.

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2016

June 2016

ManpowerGroup interviewed nearly 59,000 employers across 43 countries and territories to forecast labor market activity in Quarter 3 2016. All participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of September 2016 as compared to the current quarter?”

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2016

March 2016

Over 58,000 employers across 42 countries and territories have been interviewed to measure anticipated labor market activity between April and June 2016. All participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to...

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2016

December 2015

According to the first-quarter research from ManpowerGroup, employers in 39 of 42 countries and territories intend to add to their payrolls by varying degrees at the start of 2016.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2015

September 2015

We asked over 65,000 employers from 42 countries and territories to share their hiring plans for the first quarter of 2015. See how they responded.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2015

June 2015

Global hiring expectations: Where will hiring be strongest? Where will it be weakest?

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2015

March 2015

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2015

December 2014

We asked over 65,000 employers from 42 countries and territories to share their hiring plans for the first quarter of 2015. See how they responded.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Q4 2014 (Infographic)

September 2014

Outlooks improve in 20 of 24 countries from last year at this time. Employers in most European countries expect some modest payroll gains, including those in the UK, Germany, France and Greece. Unfortunately employment prospects in Spain and Ireland again slip into negative territory following two consecutive quarters of positive forecasts.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2014

September 2014

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2014

June 2014

We asked over 65,000 employers from 42 countries and territories to share their hiring plans for the July-September time frame of 2014. See how they responded.

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Wrightson ICAP 2Q 2014

March 2014

Note the average monthly payroll growth in the current quarter versus reported hiring plans for the following quarter -- Q1 payrolls reflect the average for January and February 2014.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2014

March 2014

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the second quarter of 2014.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2014

December 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the first quarter of 2014.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2013

September 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the 4th Quarter of 2013.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2013

June 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the 3rd Quarter of 2013.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2013

February 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the 2nd Quarter of 2013.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2013

February 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the 1st Quarter of 2013.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey 4Q 2012

December 2012

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 42 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 4th Quarter 2012. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2012

September 2012

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 41 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 3rd Quarter 2012. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2012

July 2012

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 41 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 2nd Quarter 2012. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2012

December 2011

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 41 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 1st Quarter 2012. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Q4 2011

December 2011

Employers in 41 countries and territories share their hiring plans for the 4th Quarter 2011. For nearly 50 years one of the most trusted forward-looking indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Q3 2011

September 2011

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 39 countries and territories about their hiring activities for the Third Quarter 2011. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2011

June 2011

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 39 countries and territories about their hiring activities in the 2nd Quarter 2011. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2011

December 2010

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 39 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 1st Quarter 2011. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2010

December 2010

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 36 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 4th Quarter 2010. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2010

June 2010

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 36 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 3rd Quarter 2010. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2010

March 2010

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 2Q2010 across 36 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2010

March 2010

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 1Q2010 across 35 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2009

December 2009

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 4Q2009 across 35 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2009

July 2009

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 3Q2009 across 34 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2009

March 2009

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 2Q2009 across 33 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2009

December 2008

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 1Q2009 across 33 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2008

October 2008

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 4Q2008 across 33 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2008

July 2008

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 3Q2008 across 32 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2008

April 2008

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 2Q2008 across 32 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment.

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