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Economic indicators update

June 10, 2009

Leading indicators getting less negative
ECRI index trend improves 1000 basis points from April
Manufacturing appears to be recovering more quickly


June 5, 2009

May temp losses lowest since 2007
Where staffing isn't plummeting
"Only" 345,000 nonfarm jobs lost

Unemployment up, search sector in freefall
Key staffing markets stabilizing

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

June 1, 2009

SISI down 6% in May
7 gainers, 13 decliners
Rally in the broader market tapered off in mid May

2008 public staffing company results

May 22, 2009

For your convenience, in one table; revenue, net income, gross margins, EPS, stock high/low
Even split in 2008 revenue; half of firms up, half down
A number of firms post noncash impairment charges

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


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


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"