Survey highlights regional employment trends
We continue to investigate the path of future employment trends, looking in particular at the hiring plans of our business contacts in the Southeast (of course, those firms could have staff based in other areas outside the region) to complement our analysis of labor market data. Along those lines we reached out to our Regional Economic Information Network earlier this month and asked a series of questions about their employment plans. We also asked about their expectations for wage and benefits increases. A summary of the 456 responses are below. We also make some comparisons to a similar survey we performed in January 2011.