ASA Staffing Index Reaches Highest Value This Year in April


ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, April 2016

Staffing employment for the week of April 11–17 edged up to 94.62, according to the ASA Staffing Index— the highest value this year. Temporary and contract staffing employment was up 0.38% from the prior week, and was 2.71% lower than the same week last year.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the April monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on May 6.

During the past four weeks, staffing employment averaged 94.04—3.07% lower than the same period last year, which included four of the 19 consecutive record-high weeks that began in mid-January and continued through mid-May.

A report on the weekly ASA Staffing Index is publicly released every month based on a survey panel of staffing companies curated by ASA. Participants in and subscribers to the ASA Staffing Index gain access to additional results and historical data each week. To participate in or subscribe to the ASA Staffing Index, go to

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