ASA Staffing Index Stable in July

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ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, July 2017

Staffing employment for the week of July 10–16 jumped to 95.21, according to the ASA Staffing Index, reaching the highest value for the same week since 2014. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 4.40% higher than the prior week—nearly offsetting the decreases of the prior two weeks as a result of the Independence Day holiday. Staffing employment was 1.88% higher than the same week last year.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the July monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Aug. 4.

Over the past month, the ASA Staffing Index averaged 94.10, remaining above a value of 94 for the 11th consecutive four-week period. Year-to-year, the four-week average grew 1.20%.

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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