ASA Staffing Index Stable in July


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%.

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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