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?”  

The participants revealed that staffing levels are expected to grow in 40 of 43 countries and territories during the July-September time frame.

Third-quarter hiring confidence is strongest in India, Japan, Taiwan, Guatemala, Romania and the U.S., while employers in Brazil, Italy and Switzerland report the weakest hiring plans.  

It will be interesting to monitor whether these findings possess any predicative powers as it relates to global mobility activity.