Reviewed the methodology a little further, and it looks like they release new results each quarter.
So, this report on the hiring outlook applies only to 3rd quarter 2011. I'm wondering if some of that could be due to an uptick in seasonal employment?
Though, I suppose all regions experience seasonal employment fluctuations to a degree, so that might balance out when comparing regions for the same time frame?
I don't know if anyone else went to the results page, but this was the summary:
For Q3 2011 in Toledo:
27% of employers report that they expect to increase staffing levels.
7% of employers expect a decrease in staffing levels
65% expect to maintain current staffing
1% don't know.
The net employment outlook is calculated at 20%.
BTW - Toledo's results for the previous quarter (Q2 2011) were as follows:
76% stay same
8% don't know
net employment outlook - 5%
The whole chart is here: