ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, June 2019
Staffing jobs for the week of June 10–16 edged up 0.1% from the prior week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. The index value was just above 95 for the second consecutive week. Staffing employment was 2.5% lower than the same week last year, but remains on par with the average levels seen for the comparative week during the prior four years.
The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average has remained steady at a value of 94 since late April. Temporary and contract staffing employment for the four weeks ending June 16 was 2.6% lower than the same period in 2018.
This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the June monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on July 5.
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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