ASA Staffing Index Archives - American Staffing Association https://americanstaffing.net Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:27:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Staffing Jobs Bounce Back in September https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/09/24/staffing-jobs-bounce-back-in-september/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:31:43 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=133869 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, September 2019

Staffing jobs for the week of Sept. 9–15 surged 3.1% from the prior week to reach a value of 97 for the first time this year, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Some survey respondents cited the lingering impact of the Labor Day holiday, seasonal business fluctuations, and temporary-to-hire conversions as factors that hindered further growth. Staffing employment was 4.3% lower than the same week last year, with the latest reading narrowing the year-to-year gap from the prior week’s -5.6%.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held at a value of 95. Staffing jobs for the four weeks ending Sept. 15 were down 4.7% from the same period last year, remaining below 2018 record highs.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the September monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Oct. 4.

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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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 Job Growth Lags in August https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/08/27/staffing-job-growth-lags-in-august/ Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:58:57 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=133199 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, August 2019

Staffing jobs for the week of Aug. 12–18 edged down 0.5% from the prior week to a value of 95, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Some survey respondents cited school breaks, seasonal business fluctuations, and temporary-to-hire conversions as factors that hindered job growth. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 4.4% lower than the same week last year, which had been a post-recession high for the 33rd week of the year. Due to a slowing pace of growth so far this year, the index value in recent weeks has started to lag behind the values seen in comparative weeks of previous years.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held at a rounded value of 96. Staffing jobs for the four weeks ending Aug. 12 were down 4.4% from the same period in 2018, which was an all-time high for the comparable span of weeks.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the August monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Sept. 6.

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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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 Job Growth Eases in July https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/07/23/staffing-job-growth-eases-in-july/ Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:09:32 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=131357 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, July 2019

Staffing jobs for the week of July 8–14 grew 5.5% from the prior week, which included the Fourth of July, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Survey respondents cited the lingering effect of the holiday as a factor that hampered growth. The index increased to a value of 93, but it was 4.8% lower than the same week last year—the 2018 reading was a record high for the 28th week of the year.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held at 93, down 3.3% from the same period in 2018. Similar to the weekly reading, the year-to-year four-week average gap grew as staffing jobs did not fully offset the holiday decline. So far in 2019, staffing employment has not matched the comparative readings of 2018, most of which were all-time peaks.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the July monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Aug. 2.

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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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 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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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 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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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 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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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 Remains Strong https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/02/26/staffing-employment-remains-strong/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:40:49 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=100691 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, February 2019

Staffing employment for the week of Feb. 11–17 was essentially unchanged (+0.02%) for the second consecutive week, remaining at a value of 93, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Some survey respondents cited winter storms as factors that hindered growth of staffing jobs. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.8% lower than the same week in 2018, which had been a record high for the seventh week of the year.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average decreased from 94 to 93. While staffing employment for the four weeks ending Feb. 17 contracted 0.9% year-to-year, the value of 93 remains well above the historical average (87) for the comparable period, indicating a healthy staffing labor market.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the February monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 8.

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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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 Hits 11-Year High for January https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2019/01/23/staffing-employment-hits-11-year-high-for-january/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:44:44 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=97120 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, January 2019

Staffing employment for the week of Jan. 7–13 grew 4.0% to a rounded value of 94, the strongest reading for the comparable week since 2008, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.3% higher than the same week last year, edging out the prior post-recession high for January.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average decreased from 93 to 91, following the industry’s seasonal pattern. Despite the decline, staffing employment for the four weeks ending Jan. 13 was 1.5% higher than in the same period in 2018.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the January monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Feb. 1.

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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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 Steady in December https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2018/12/27/staffing-employment-steady-in-december/ Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:02:19 +0000 https://americanstaffing.net/?p=87530 ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, December 2018

Staffing employment for the week of Dec. 10–16 decreased 0.7% to a value of 102, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Reasons for the week-to-week decline include seasonal business fluctuations, inclement weather, and temporary-to-hire conversions. Despite these factors, the index held strong, growing 3.0% from the same week last year—the fastest pace of growth for the comparable week since 2014.

Staffing employment for the four weeks ending Dec. 16 was unchanged at 101, 2.4% higher than the same span of weeks in 2017.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the December monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Jan. 4, 2019.

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 has historically been a coincident economic indicator.

For more information, visit americanstaffing.net/index. Or 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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