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  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Economic Expansion Continued; Staffing Mixed as Labor Markets Tightened

    Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicated that the economy continued to expand at a modest pace across most regions from late November through the end of the 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Manufacturers in most districts reported increased sales, with several… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Steady in December

    Up 0.8% From a Year Ago, Pace of Growth Eases Temporary help employment showed little change from November to December (-0.5%), according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 0.8% higher than in December 2015. Year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 1.7% in 2016—a significantly slower pace… More ›

  • Employment Down 1.27% y-to-y

    ASA Staffing Index Tops 99 in December

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, December 2016 Staffing employment for the week of Dec. 12–18 edged down to 99.25, according to the ASA Staffing Index, but remained above 99 for the third consecutive week. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.26% lower than the prior week, and was 1.27% lower than the same week last… More ›

  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment Growth Eased in Third Quarter

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.24 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2016. Staffing employment growth eased (down 0.6%) compared with the same period in 2015, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. Temporary… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Edges Up Again in November

    Staffing Job Growth Trend Continues Temporary help employment edged up 0.5% from October to November, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing firms added 14,300 jobs in November, which was 1.9% higher than November 2015. Over the past six months, year-to-year job growth has averaged 1.6% per… More ›

  • Employment Down 0.61% y-to-y

    ASA Staffing Index Above 98 in November

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, November 2016 Staffing employment for the week of Nov. 7–13 edged down to 98.32, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.26% lower than the prior week, with survey respondents attributing the decrease to the Veterans Day holiday. Staffing employment was 0.61% lower than the… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Edges Up in October

    Staffing Job Growth Reverts to Trend Temporary help employment edged up 0.2% from September to October, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing firms added 6,400 jobs in October, which was 1.3% higher than October 2015. Over the past six months, year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged… More ›

  • Employment Down 1.05% y-to-y

    ASA Staffing Index Rises Above 97 in October

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, October 2016 Staffing employment for the week of Oct. 10–16 increased to 97.33, according to the ASA Staffing Index—surpassing the value of 97 for the first time this year. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.53% higher than the prior week and was 1.05% lower than the same week last… More ›

  • ASA Skills Gap Index

    ASA Skills Gap Index: Latest Top 10 Hard-to-Fill Jobs

    10 Most Difficult to Fill Occupations The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index has identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the second quarter of 2016, with the 10 most difficult being Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers General internists Podiatrists Psychiatrists Physician assistants Merchandise displayers and window trimmers Obstetricians and gynecologists Surgeons Occupational therapists… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Rises in September

    Staffing Firms Add 23,200 Jobs in September Temporary help employment increased 0.8% from August to September, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 1.9% higher than in September 2015. Over the past 12 months, BLS reported, year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 2.1% per month. Nonseasonally… More ›

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