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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

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

June 30, 2009

Seventy-nine metropolitan areas, ranked by trends in staffing employment
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux LA tops the list
Stormy weather: Metros near Phoenix, Charlotte, Boston

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

June 30, 2009

SISI up 2% in June
9 gainers, 10 decliners
Russell reshuffle: Barrett and CTG in, Hudson out

Historical Staffing Industry Growth Trends: 1995-2008

June 29, 2009

Much of the industry growth has come with greater cyclicality
Secular revenue growth driven by larger mix of professional jobs with higher bill rates
Industry has grown more diversified