ASA Staffing Index Stable in April


ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, April 2017

Staffing employment for the week of April 10–16 dipped to 93.10, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.57% lower than the prior week, with survey respondents attributing the decrease to the Easter holiday. Staffing employment was 0.84% higher than the same week last year, which did not include the Easter holiday.

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 5.

The ASA Staffing Index edged up to an average of 93.43 over the past four weeks. Staffing employment for the four weeks ended April 16 progressed each week, and grew 1.82% year-to-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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