Advertising Age Data Center
AVERAGE EMPLOYMENT TRENDS, '05 vs. '04
By RegionU.S.EastMidwestSouthWest
Agencies reporting growth54%49%53%55%59%
Average number of new employees*9 127 8 11
Agencies reporting declines20%31%17%18%15%
Average number of fewer employees*6 104 5 4
Notes: *Among those agencies reporting an increase or decrease in headcount over 04. Overall, surveyed agencies grew by three people versus one in 04. Source: Ad Age survey.