ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, January 2015
ASA Staffing Index Remains Strong
Staffing employment for the week of Jan. 12–18 rose to 96.18, according to the ASA Staffing Index—a record high for week 3. Temporary and contract staffing employment increased 1.12% from the prior week, and was 5.41% higher than the same week last year. The week containing the 12th also will be used in the January monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Feb. 6.
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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