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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

When Indian Companies Hire In The United States

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

February 1, 2009

SISI down 16.3% in January; no gainers
Kelly down more than 30% in January
Index adjusted: Medical Staffing Network and Gevity removed; Comsys IT Partners added

2009 GDP and unemployment projections

January 16, 2009

WSJ survey — median projection of -0.4% GDP growth in 2009
Unemployment peak projected to lag GDP bottom
Economists mixed — wide spread in range of projections

Economic indicators update

January 14, 2009

Economic indicators still decidedly recessionary
But slight improvement in December
Unemployment claims improve unexepectedly