During the week of Sept. 27–Oct. 3, 2010, temporary and contract employment remained unchanged (-0.03%), maintaining the ASA Staffing Index at a value of 100.
At a current index value of 100, U.S. staffing employment is 45% higher than the level reported for the first week of the current year and is 23% higher than the same weekly period in 2009.
Click chart for larger image. The shaded area indicates recession (according to the NBER).
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