The US temporary employment penetration rate was 2.03% in January, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In of the workforce solutions ecosystem, the US penetration rate is the proportion of people working on a temporary basis through a staffing firm compared with total US workforce. According to SIA’s Lexicon of contingent workforce terms, the penetration rate is often used as an indication of the relative maturity of a national staffing market.

The highest rate was 2.05%, set in December 2015, based on revised data from the BLS.