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News: Data & Research

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  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    Why Can’t People Find Work? Lack of Relevant Skills

    More than half of Americans (54%) agree that employable adults aren’t working today because they don’t possess the skills they need for the jobs they want, according to the results of a new American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey conducted online by The Harris Poll. The other top reasons Americans believe job seekers can’t find… More ›

  • BLS Employment Situation

    BLS Employment Situation: December 2018

  • ASA Staffing Index

    Staffing Employment Steady in December

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, December 2018 Staffing employment for the week of Dec. 10–16 decreased 0.7% to a value of 102, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Reasons for the week-to-week decline include seasonal business fluctuations, inclement weather, and temporary-to-hire conversions. Despite these factors, the index held strong, growing 3.0% from the same week… More ›

    ASA, Staffing Index, ASA research
  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment Steady in Third Quarter

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2018, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association—remaining above three million for four and a half years. Staffing employment edged up 0.1%… More ›

  • BLS Employment Situation

    BLS Employment Situation: November 2018

  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    Americans Upbeat About Employment After Midterm Elections

    More than half of U.S. adults (56%) agree that the results of the 2018 midterm elections will have a positive impact on employment during the next two years, according to the results of a new American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey conducted online by The Harris Poll. The same majority of Americans think that the… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    Staffing Employment Holds Strong in November

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, November 2018 Staffing employment for the week of Nov. 11–18 was relatively unchanged (-0.1%), holding at a rounded value of 103 for the fifth consecutive week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. It is the first time since 2014 that the index reading has been this high for the 46th… More ›

    ASA, Staffing Index, ASA research
  • BLS Employment Situation

    BLS Employment Situation: October 2018

  • News Release

    BLS: Staffing Employment Steady in October

    Up 2.2% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment edged up 0.1% from September to October, and was 2.2% higher than in October 2017, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.2% per month in the first 10 months of 2018, significantly… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Modest to Moderate Economic Growth; Staffing Demand Up

    Economic activity expanded across the U.S., according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”), with a majority of districts reporting modest to moderate growth. Employment and wages continued to expand at a modest or moderate pace across most of the nation, but employers again reported tight labor… More ›

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