- Total Unemployment: 7.8%
- College Educated Unemployment: 3.9%
- Total Job Loss/Gain: +155,000
- Temporary Penetration Rate: 1.9%
While we saw only slight improvements in the headline unemployment figures for 2012, temporary employment continued its positive trends in the December Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report. In fact, during 2012 temporary employment accounted for nine percent of the nonfarm payroll job gains, despite representing less than two percent of the overall workforce as shown in the temporary penetration rate (the percentage of temporary workers as a percentage of the total workforce).