ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, November 2016
Staffing employment for the week of Nov. 7–13 edged down to 98.32, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.26% lower than the prior week, with survey respondents attributing the decrease to the Veterans Day holiday. Staffing employment was 0.61% lower than the same week last year, which also included Veterans Day.
This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the November monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Dec. 2.
The four-week moving average for the ASA Staffing Index was 98.31, the highest four-week moving average so far this year for the eighth consecutive week, and was 0.80% lower than the comparable period of 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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