Data & Research Archives - American Staffing Association https://americanstaffing.net Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:22:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 BLS Employment Situation June 2019 https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/07/05/bls-employment-situation-june-2019/ Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:22:15 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=130959 Staffing Jobs Edge Up Again in June https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/06/25/staffing-jobs-edge-up-in-june/ Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:01:00 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=130771 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, June 2019

Staffing jobs for the week of June 10–16 edged up 0.1% from the prior week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. The index value was just above 95 for the second consecutive week. Staffing employment was 2.5% lower than the same week last year, but remains on par with the average levels seen for the comparative week during the prior four years.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average has remained steady at a value of 94 since late April. Temporary and contract staffing employment for the four weeks ending June 16 was 2.6% lower than the same period in 2018.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the June monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on July 5.

The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a near real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research shows that staffing employment is a coincident economic indicator.

Reporting of the ASA Staffing Index has been enhanced. For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. You can also follow ASA research on Twitter.

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The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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BLS Employment Situation May 2019 https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/06/07/bls-employment-situation-may-2019/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:34:21 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=130370 Staffing Employment Eases Slightly in First Quarter https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/05/30/staffing-employment-eases-slightly-in-first-quarter/ Thu, 30 May 2019 13:28:20 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=130225 New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.1 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2019, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association—remaining above three million for five consecutive years.

Staffing employment eased 1.2% in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, which was a 13-year high for the first quarter of the year.

“With more than seven million current job openings and fewer than six million unemployed job seekers, shortages of qualified workers continue to constrain growth for staffing agencies and their clients across several sectors,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “As labor markets continue to tighten, more employers—including staffing agencies—are developing upskilling and work-based learning programs to meet current and future demand.”

Temporary and contract staffing sales totaled $32.9 billion in the first quarter of 2019, inching just above the same quarter of 2018 (0.1% higher).

On a quarter-to-quarter basis, staffing employment and sales typically peak in the fourth quarter, decline in the first quarter, and grow in subsequent quarters. That seasonal pattern held, with staffing jobs contracting by 9.9% from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, and staffing sales declining by 8.4%.

To learn more about the quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey, visit americanstaffing.net/quarterly-survey. You can also follow ASA research on Twitter.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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Staffing Jobs Edge Up in May https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/05/21/staffing-jobs-edge-up-in-may/ Tue, 21 May 2019 13:46:16 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=130109 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, May 2019

Staffing jobs for the week of May 6–12 grew 0.9% from the prior week, according to the ASA Staffing Index, marking the first time the index has registered a rounded value of 95 so far this year. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 2.2% lower than the same week last year, which was an all-time high index reading (97) for the 19th week of the year. Although down from peaks reached around this time last year, the index remains just above the average for the prior four years.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average edged up but held at a rounded figure of 94. Staffing employment for the four weeks ending May 12 was 2.9% lower than the same period in 2018.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the May monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 7.

The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a near real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research shows that staffing employment is a coincident economic indicator.

Reporting of the ASA Staffing Index has been enhanced. For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. You can also follow ASA research on Twitter.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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BLS Employment Situation April 2019 https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/05/03/bls-employment-situation-april-2019/ Fri, 03 May 2019 14:51:05 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=129717 Staffing Jobs Steady in April https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/04/23/staffing-jobs-steady-in-april/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:06:08 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=128450 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, April 2019

Staffing jobs for the week of April 8–14 grew 0.4% to a rounded value of 94—the strongest reading since late January—according to the ASA Staffing Index. Staffing employment was 2.4% lower than the same week in 2018, at which time the index was at 96—a record high for the 15th week of the year. Although down from 2018, the index remains just above the average value seen for this week throughout the five preceding years (2013–17).

ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held at 93. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 1.8% lower than the same four-week period of 2018—a year-to-year slowdown that coincides with the decelerating economy.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the April monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on May 3.

The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a near real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research shows that staffing employment is a coincident economic indicator.

Reporting of the ASA Staffing Index has been enhanced. For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. You can also follow ASA research on Twitter.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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BLS Employment Situation March 2019 https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/04/05/bls-employment-situation-march-2019/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 13:43:18 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=111245 Staffing Employment Remains Solid https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/03/26/staffing-employment-remains-solid/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:50:28 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=110952 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, March 2019

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average for Feb. 18–March 17 held at 93, and was 1.5% lower than the same span of weeks in 2018. Staffing employment, similar to overall economy as measured by GDP, trails last year’s pace of growth but remains solid compared with other years. Staffing employment for the four weeks ending March 17 is well above the historical average of 88 for the same period since the inception of the index in 2006.

Staffing jobs for the week of March 11–17 edged up 0.2% for the second consecutive week but remained at a rounded value of 93, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 1.9% lower than the same week last year.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the March monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 5.

The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a near real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research shows that staffing employment is a coincident economic indicator.

Reporting of the ASA Staffing Index has been enhanced. For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. You can also follow ASA research on Twitter.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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Staffing Employment Sets Record High in 2018 https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/03/14/staffing-employment-sets-record-high-in-2018/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:49:39 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=101299 New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.23 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2018, up 1.4% from 2017, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. This is a record high average weekly number of staffing employees for any year since the inception of the ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey in 1990.

During all of 2018, staffing companies hired a total of 16.8 million temporary and contract employees. The average length of employment with a staffing company was 10.0 weeks in 2018, slightly shorter than the tenure of 10.7 weeks in 2017.

“Throughout the past year, the staffing industry helped millions of Americans find temporary, long-term contract, and permanent employment,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “Job seekers in record numbers are turning to staffing agencies to help them find work that will advance their careers and best match their skills with current market needs.”

In the fourth quarter of 2018, average weekly staffing employment totaled 3.40 million, 2.0% higher than in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the most for any quarter since 2005. On a quarter-to-quarter basis, the average weekly number of temporary and contract staffing jobs increased 5.6% from the third quarter of 2018 to the fourth quarter.

Annual temporary and contract staffing sales in 2018 totaled $138.5 billion, up 3.4% from 2017. Fourth quarter sales grew to $35.9 billion, 2.7% more than in the fourth quarter of 2017, and 2.2% more than in the third quarter of 2018.

To learn more about the quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey, visit americanstaffing.net/quarterly-survey. You can also follow ASA research on Twitter.

Interviews with ASA executives are available.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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