Staffing employment in May is 6% higher than in the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index.
The index for May is 94, up two index points from 92 in April, suggesting that U.S. staffing employment has increased more than 2% over the past month. Staffing employment is typically lowest during the first few months of each year and grows throughout the subsequent months. To view weekly index data, visit americanstaffing.net.
The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a virtual real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research shows that staffing employment is a coincident economic indicator and leading employment indicator, especially when the economy is emerging from a recession. Data for the index are gathered by ASA research partner Inavero, a market research firm based in Portland, OR.
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