Daily Markets (04/24/12) Mark Perry
The ASA Weekly Staffing Index for the week ending April 15 rose to 91, marking the highest reading in 2012 and the highest in the month of April since 2008. The index rose 1.84% from the previous week and 6.9% from the same period in 2011. It came in just below the index of 93 during the same week in 2007 just prior to the recession. Observers say the index points to continuing improvements in the overall labor market.