ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, January 2014

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January Index Value at 90

Staffing employment is up 0.92% compared with the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index.

The index value for the month of January is 90, indicating that staffing employment has decreased 12.55% over the last 30 days. Typically, staffing employment peaks between mid-November and mid-December each year, after which it dramatically declines for several weeks before turning upward in mid-January.

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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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