Eurociett Agency Work Business Indicator

The Eurociett Agency Work Business Indicator (AWBI) compiles the most up to date statistics on the agency work industry available from 12 European countries Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.


The AWBI plots the year on year evolution of hours worked (defined as the sum of all hours invoiced by all private employment agencies to all user companies, except where otherwise stated), and turnover (defined as the revenues generated by private employment agencies in the temporary staffing segment). In total 9 countries report on hours worked, and 8 on turnover. This means that 63% of the market is covered in terms of hours worked, and 37% of the market in terms of turnover.


Data supplied by Eurociett national federations of is also plotted against the evolution of GDP and unemployment volumes in the European Union.


The indicator used for hours worked in Italy is number of remunerated working days, in Germany the indicator is total number of agency workers and the indicator for Switzerland is number of workable days).


In 2012, Europe accounted for 36.5% of the global agency work market by revenue, with 248,000 permanent staff working in 51,000 branches, and placing 4 million agency workers in full-time equivalent on a daily basis.