PeopleScout and HRO Today Release Global Labor Market Study for Third Quarter of 2017

December 19, 2017

Philadelphia – December 19, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and PeopleScout, a global provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services (MSP) and total workforce solutions, have announced the release of their global unemployment report for the third quarter of 2017.

This report provides companies with global labor market data about employment rates, economic growth and the state of the talent pool in various countries and regions. It provides essential information for predicting high-potential locations for expansion and recruitment, allowing multinational companies to stay competitive in talent acquisition. This edition of the report also provides a regional synopsis of English proficiency for those countries where English is not the primary language.

“Global growth for the rest of the year is projected to continue moderately, and activity in advanced economies that is driven by the United States is also expected to gain momentum,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research at SharedXpertise. “However, we caution that comparing unemployment rates among various countries is a challenging task. We encourage you to look at all of the available perspectives in this report to help you analyze the talent environments most appropriate for your organization.”

“In today’s global talent market, it is imperative to consider many of the factors available in these quarterly labor market reports,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleScout. “We believe HR professionals will find our analysis valuable as they plan their talent strategy for the new year.”

This study is part of a quarterly series of global labor market data reports. Watch for the report for the fourth quarter of 2017 to be published this winter.

The executive summary and the full report are both available for download by clicking here. For more information about SharedXpertise, visit or contact Publisher Bill MacRae, at

About PeopleScout
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is the world’s largest RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 98 percent client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company’s thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what’s next. Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience with one point ATS and VMS integration and single sign-on. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients across more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago and Sydney and global delivery centers in Charlotte, Toronto, Montreal, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information please visit

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