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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


January 9, 2009

Temp jobs down 81,000 in December
Another half million nonfarm jobs lost
Unemployment spikes to 7.2%...
 •but initial unemployment claims plummet
Key staffing markets on negative trend

Predictions - The year ahead

January 8, 2009

Economy looms large, difficult year foreseen
Consolidation among staffing firms expected
Gross margins likely to come down a bit

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

January 5, 2009

SISI rises 4.2% in December; 9 losers; 12 gainers
SISI down 34.9% in 2008; no gainers
Best in 2008: Resources Connection, Worst in 2008: Medical Staffing Network

Economic indicators update

December 8, 2008

ECRI index reaches new weekly low
Manufacturing and non-manufacturing indices both drop to record lows
4-week tally of unemployment claims tops last two recessions