ASA Staffing Index At Same Levels As 2007-2008Mark Perryupdated May 01, 2012TweetAt GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity on our content & provide transparent & unbiased information. Companies don't pay us to include their products although we receive a compensation when you successfully apply to products from our partners. See how we make money here.At GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity.The American Staffing Association reported today that its weekly Staffing Index of temporary and contract employment increased to a year-to-date high of 93 for the week ending April 22, which was 9.4% above the year-ago level, almost 15% above the same week two years ago, and 2.2% above the previous week this year. For Week 17, it was the highest reading since 2008 (see top chart above), and just one point below the 94 index level for the comparable week in pre-recessionary 2007. As a leading indicator of future, broader-based employment levels, the upward trend in the ASA Staffing Index this year, and the fact that it's at comparable levels in 2007 and 2008 would suggest that improvements in labor market conditions will continue in the coming months.Editorial Disclosure: Any personal views and opinions expressed by the author in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of GET.com. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the companies mentioned, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.