Week 37 was Labor Day week, causing a significant yet expected dip for staffing.
It can be challenging to quantify and compare with the significant dips of holiday weeks. To simplify and paint a clear picture of where we stood for 2020, we will compare Labor Day week this year to the previous two years in both Assignments and Hours. We’ll also include a projection on what to look for next week (week 38).
Labor Day fell on the latest possible date this year (September 7). In the previous two years, Labor Day fell a week earlier (week 36), which is reflected in the comparisons below for 2018 (September 2nd) and 2019 (September 3rd).
Here are the numbers:
While down overall, I’m encouraged by the Hours holding significantly better than they had in either 2018 or 2019. Behind the numbers – for clients that have been using Avionté prior January of 2018 – their Assignments held even better, posting only a -1.3% decrease last week.
To give us some insight into what we could expect for next week – here are the historical numbers that compare the weeks before and after the Labor Day Holiday Week.
With national unemployment claims holding steady this week, I expect a solid rebound next week. I’m hoping for a 4% increase in Assignments in week 38, representing a 1.2% increase over week 36. For Hours, I’m looking for a 15% bump, which is a 2.2% increase over week 36.
Staffing Data Results
Year over Year comparison: 2018-2020 Staffing Hours and Assignments
For those new to the Avionté RAW series, the numbers reflected are based on an aggregation of hosted Avionté data from hundreds of customers across the US and Canada.
Written by, John Long, Avionté, Founder & Co-Chairman, and Natalie Flint
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