Staffing employment in June is 3.5% higher than in the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index.
The index for June is 87, unchanged from 87 reported for May. Weekly index data show that staffing employment has been modestly edging upward since February.
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.
Data for the ASA Staffing Index have been newly reset based on benchmarks from recently released employment services data from the 2007 U.S. Economic Census. The data series has been adjusted back to June 18, 2006—the inception date of the ASA Staffing Index. See Methodology of ASA Economic Surveys for details on the benchmarking of the index.
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