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ASA Staffing Index Historically High for April


ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, April 2018

Staffing employment for the week of April 9–15 surged 1.2% to a rounded value of 96—the strongest reading for the same week since the inception of the ASA Staffing Index in 2006. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 3.0% higher than the same week last year, which then included the Easter and Passover holidays.

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 4.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average edged up for the fifth consecutive period to a rounded figure of 95. Staffing employment for the four weeks ending April 15 was 1.6% higher year-to-year.

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