ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, January 2013

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January Staffing Up 3.7% From a Year Ago

Staffing employment in January is up 3.7% from the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index.

The index value for the month of January is 89, indicating that staffing employment is approximately 4.3% less than that reported for December, a typical seasonal decline.

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. Data for the index are gathered by ASA research partner Inavero, a market research firm based in Portland, OR.

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