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The American Staffing Association’s Staffing Index is at 96. This is a 4.2% decrease year-to-year, averaged over the four weeks ending August 11th.
The ASA reports staffing employment in the 2nd quarter of 2019, averaged 3.09 million per week, a 3.4% decrease from the same quarter in 2018.
The ASA is also reporting temporary and contract staffing sales totaled 34.1 billion in the 2nd quarter of 2019, which was down 1.4% from the same period in 2018.
Source: American Staffing Association
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Temporary staffing employment was 2% of total non-farm payroll in July. Total non-farm payroll rose by 164,000 in July and unemployment remained at 3.7%. The biggest job gains were in professional & technical services, health care, social assistance, and financial services.
The BLS also reports average hourly earnings for July rose 8 cents to $27.98, an increase of 3.2% over the past 12 months.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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