The American Staffing Association reported today that its measure of staffing employment is now at the highest level since June 2006, when the trade group first launched the Staffing Index.
For the week ending December 14 the index rose to 107.54. That was a 4.2% increase over the same week last year. The most recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics put the number of temporary workers employed by agencies in November at 2,975,200. A year ago, agency temps numbered 2,741,600.