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Healthcare staffing growth update

August 21, 2009

Q3 will be even worse than Q2, but should be the bottom
Signs of burn-out among non-contingents, but few exit options with unemployment over 9%
Downgrade in upcoming update to healthcare staffing industry forecast

Direct hire staffing growth update

August 19, 2009

Freefall continues: down 57% y/y in 1H09
Staffing firms not optimistic for Q3
Key driver to watch: college-level unemplyment

Economic indicators update

August 14, 2009

ECRI index now solidly propitious
PMI poised for positive territory; unemployment claims down
However, service sector index still tepid

Professional staffing 2Q09 early returns

August 5, 2009

Double-digit declines still norm in 2Q09 y/y
Companies still facing pricing pressures
But several say business is gradually stabilizing

Commercial staffing 2Q09 early returns

August 5, 2009

Second quarter 2009 sees "stabilization"
Industrial experiences some sequential growth
But branch closings still ongoing

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

August 3, 2009

TrueBlue sizzles in July
SISI up 9.9% for the month, 19 gainers, 2 decliners
Industrial recovers first

GDP and unemployment projections

July 13, 2009

Recession expected to end this year
Unemployment expected to rise into 2010
Segments driven by supply shortages tethered to unemployment rate

Economic indicators update

July 8, 2009

ECRI index trend emerges from negative territory
ISM manufacturing and nonmanufacturing measures move closer to surface
Initial claims for unemployment moderating pensively

Temporary employment trends - what they might (and might not) tell us

July 6, 2009

Caution urged when hunting for magic bullet
The economy drives temp, not the other way around
Seasonality matters

Trends in key staffing markets - July update

July 2, 2009

Finance/insurance and transportation sectors looking up
Healthcare sector generating jobs, but not temp jobs
Manufacturing, tech/telecom & business services still struggling