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ASA Staffing Index Hits a 10-Year High for March


ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, March 2018

Staffing employment for the week of March 12–18 increased 0.7%, growing for the third consecutive week to a rounded value of 95—the best reading for this particular week in 10 years—according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 2.2% higher than the same week last year.

This week, containing the 12th, will be used in the March monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 6.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held steady, remaining at a rounded figure of 94—a 10-year high for the same period. Staffing employment for the four weeks ending March 18 was 1.3% higher year-to-year.

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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