Alexandria, Va. — April 27
Staffing employment in April is 7 percent higher than in the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index.
The index for April is 92, up one index point from 91 in March, suggesting that U.S. staffing employment has increased 1 percent over the past month. Staffing employment is typically lowest during the first few months of each year and grows throughout the subsequent months.
The ASA Staffing Index is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a virtual real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research shows that staffing employment is a coincident economic indicator and leading employment indicator, especially when the economy is emerging from a recession. Data for the index are gathered by ASA research partner Inavero, a market research firm based in Portland, Ore.
Source: ASA Staffing Index