ASA Staffing Index Level 28.5% Above Last Year

The weekly American Association Staffing Index for temporary help and contract work continues to show strong gains compared to the same month in the previous year, and the index has increased in every week this year vs. 2009.  For the last eleven weeks (starting April 19) the weekly gains have been above 20%, and for the last 20 weeks (starting Feb. 15) the gains have been above 10%.  Compared to last year, the ASA Index was 28.5% higher during the 27th week of this year (June 28-July 4 this year).

About Mark J. Perry 262 Articles

Affiliation: University of Michigan

Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.

He holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University in Washington, D.C. and an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Since 1997, Professor Perry has been a member of the Board of Scholars for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonpartisan research and public policy institute in Michigan.

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