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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


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


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

2009 GDP and unemployment projections

February 17, 2009

GDP recovery projected in 3Q09
Employment recovery expected to lag
Stimulus package expected to generate more growth in 2010 than in 2009

Economic indicators update

February 6, 2009

Most measures show continued, slight improvement in January
But economic indicators still languish in recessionary territory
Initial unemployment claims surge at month's end

Reverse Offshoring, SI Review February 2009

February 3, 2009

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