ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, April 2019
Staffing jobs for the week of April 8–14 grew 0.4% to a rounded value of 94—the strongest reading since late January—according to the ASA Staffing Index. Staffing employment was 2.4% lower than the same week in 2018, at which time the index was at 96—a record high for the 15th week of the year. Although down from 2018, the index remains just above the average value seen for this week throughout the five preceding years (2013–17).
ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average held at 93. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 1.8% lower than the same four-week period of 2018—a year-to-year slowdown that coincides with the decelerating economy.
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 3.
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