ASA Staffing Index Remains Above 100 in October


ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, October 2015

Staffing employment for the week of Oct. 12–18 was 100.54, according to the ASA Staffing Index—holding above 100 for the fourth consecutive week. Temporary and contract staffing employment decreased 0.04% from the prior week. The week of Oct. 12–18 contained the Columbus Day holiday. Staffing employment was 4.02% lower than the same week last year. Over the past 30 days, staffing employment increased 0.63%. This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the October monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Nov. 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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