ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, February 2016
Staffing employment for the week of Feb. 8–14 was 92.65, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment decreased 0.76% from the prior week and was 3.31% lower than the same week last year—one of 19 consecutive record high weeks that began in mid-January and continued through mid-May.
This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the February monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 4.
Staffing employment during the past four weeks averaged 93.28—3.03% lower than the same period last year.
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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