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Economic index's growth slips, level still high

December 4, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy still indicates improvement despite a decline in its growth rate. The growth rate for the weekly leading index was 23.4% in the week ended Nov. 27, down from 24.2% in the prior period. However, the index leve...


Service sector falls back in November

December 3, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector contracted in November following two previous months of expansion, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today. The two previous months of expansion had followed a year of contraction for the index. And eco...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 3, 2009

The Daily News represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. Here are a few of the most recent research items -- including a nurse staffing growth update, review of third-quarter financial results and an analysis of staffing stock performance --...


Economy improving, labor markets still weak

December 3, 2009

Economic conditions appear to have improved, but labor markets remain weak, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday. Staffing firms in the Boston and Dallas Federal Reserve Districts reported a pickup in activity, according to the report. However, staffing firms in...


Economy improving, labor markets still weak

December 3, 2009

Economic conditions appear to have improved, but labor markets remain weak, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday. Staffing firms in the Boston and Dallas Federal Reserve Districts reported a pickup in activity, according to the report. However, staffing firms in...


Monster jobs index slips one point

December 3, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index fell one point in November to a reading of 119, erasing its one-point gain in October. The index is down 17% on a year-over-year basis -- the mildest rate of decline since Sept. 2008. "The trend in online job availability has been largely flat for most...


Monster jobs index slips one point

December 3, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index fell one point in November to a reading of 119, erasing its one-point gain in October. The index is down 17% on a year-over-year basis -- the mildest rate of decline since Sept. 2008. "The trend in online job availability has been largely flat for most...


Unemployment claims decline by 5,000

December 3, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Nov. 28 fell by 5,000, or 1.1% to 457,000 from the previous week's revised number of 462,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Bloomberg reported that economists had forecast the number would rise. The fo...


Service sector falls back in November

December 3, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector contracted in November following two previous months of expansion, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today. The two previous months of expansion had followed a year of contraction for the index. And eco...


Unemployment claims decline by 5,000

December 3, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Nov. 28 fell by 5,000, or 1.1% to 457,000 from the previous week's revised number of 462,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Bloomberg reported that economists had forecast the number would rise. The fo...