ASA Staffing Index Advances in May


ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, May 2017

Staffing employment for the week of May 8–14 increased to 94.77, according to the ASA Staffing Index—maintaining a value above 94 for the fourth consecutive week. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.58% higher than the prior week, and was 1.25% higher than the same week last year.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the May monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 2.

Over the past month, the ASA Staffing Index advanced to an average of 94.44—the highest four-week moving average so far this year. Year-to-year, the four-week average grew 0.93%.

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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