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Economic indicators update

May 10, 2009

Four of five indicators show improvement
ECRI: Recession may end this summer
Initial unemployment claims finally begin to fall

APRIL EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

May 8, 2009

Less worse: Temp jobs off 63,000 in April
Where staffing isn't plummeting
Also less worse: 539,000 nonfarm jobs lost

Unemployment up, search sector in freefall
Key staffing markets beginning to stabilize

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

May 1, 2009

SISI up 33% in April, up 49% over last two months, highest monthly close since September
Highly cyclical SISI outperforms broader market as favorable economic signs emerge
Ok to miss earnings, but must mention stabilization

GDP and unemployment projections

April 13, 2009

Large disparity in 2009 U.S. GDP projections
U.S. employment recovery in 2010 at earliest
On track for worst year since 1946

MARCH EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

April 3, 2009

Temp jobs down 72,000 in March
But staffing not plummeting everywhere
663,000 nonfarm jobs lost
Unemployment up, direct hire in freefall
Key staffing markets negative, but moderating

Economic indicators update

April 3, 2009

Three indicators show uptick-improvement
Still in deeply recessionary territory
ECRI:  upturn now "in clear sight"

Non-U.S. staffing growth update

April 3, 2009

Weakness accelerates in non-U.S. staffing during 4Q08
Firms report especially sharp declines in Spain and Portugal
Emerging markets continue to outperform

Economic indicators update

March 6, 2009

Latest indicators: two up, two sideways, one down
Still deep in recessionary territory
But at least not getting worse

FEBRUARY EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

March 6, 2009

Temp jobs down 78,000 in February
651,000 nonfarm jobs lost
Unemployment spikes—again—to 8.1%
But 20 industries still booming
Most key staffing markets on negative trend

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

March 5, 2009

SISI down 7.1% in February but outperforms S&P 500
15 decliners; 5 gainers
Index is down 65% from May 31, 2007