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Flexible Staffing Arrangements

A Report on Temporary Help, On-Call, Direct-Hire Temporary, Leased, Contract Company, and Independent Contractor Employment in the United States

Susan N. Houseman
August 1999

Table 1. Distribution of Employment by Work Arrangement, 1997 (text version)

Employment Arrangement

As a Percent of Workforce

Percent Who are Direct Hire Temporaries

Percent Working Part-time

Agency Temporaries

1.0

NA

21.2

On-call or Day Laborers

1.6

26.7

54.1

Independent Contractors

6.7

1.6

28.1

Contract Company Workers

0.6

12.7

18.1

Other Direct-hire Temporaries

2.6

100.0

49.2

Other Self-employed

5.1

NA

22.8

Regular Employees

82.4

NA

17.4

Source: Author’s tabulations from the February 1997 CPS Supplement on Contingent and Alternative Work Arrangements.

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