ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, October 2014
ASA Staffing Index Continues to Climb
Staffing employment for the week of Oct. 13–19 increased to 104.75, according to the ASA Staffing Index—the highest index value since December 2007. Temporary and contract staffing employment increased 0.34% from the prior week, and was 4.22% higher compared with the same week last year. That same week also will be used in the October monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Nov. 7.
The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a near real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA Staffing Starts are the number of temporary and contract employees placed in new assignments during the reporting week. ASA research shows that staffing employment has historically been a coincident economic indicator.
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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.