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ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, March 2016

ASA Staffing Index Holds Steady at 93

Staffing employment for the week of March 7–13 edged up to 93.34—increasing slightly for the third consecutive week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was up 0.23% from the prior week, and was 2.98% lower than the same week last year.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the March monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 1.

During the past four weeks, staffing employment averaged 92.97—4.26% lower than the same period last year, which was among 19 consecutive record-high weeks that began in mid-January and continued through mid-May.

The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a near real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research shows that staffing employment is a coincident economic indicator.

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