ASA Staffing Index Hits Post-Recession High for June

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ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, June 2018

The ASA Staffing Index for the week of June 11–17 rose 0.6% to a rounded value of 98—the strongest reading for the 24th week of the year since 2007, right before the Great Recession. Staffing employment was 1.3% higher than the same week last year, with some survey respondents citing temporary-to-hire conversions as a factor that hindered further growth.

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

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average edged up but remained at a rounded figure of 97, reaching the highest level in 11 years for the same period. Staffing employment for the four weeks ending June 17 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 americanstaffing.net/staffing-index.

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