ASA Staffing Index Steady Above 95 in September

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ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, September 2016

Staffing employment for the week of Sept. 12–18 increased to 95.46, according to the ASA Staffing Index—the first increase in four weeks. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.60% higher than the prior week, which included the Labor Day holiday. Staffing employment was 2.32% lower than the same week last year.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the September monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Oct. 7.

The four-week moving average for the ASA Staffing Index was 95.31; it remained above 95 for the fifth consecutive week and was 1.30% lower than the comparable period of last year.

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 americanstaffing.net/staffing-index.

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