The index of the number of hours worked in temp jobs phase A in the first quarter of 2005, corrected for seasonal influences, was 89.1 (2000=100).
This almost equals the number of hours in the preceding quarter. The number of hours worked in temp jobs phase A has been rising since the first quarter of 2004. For 2004 as a whole, the increase was 7 percent.
Phase A include temp workers working for temp agencies on a contract basis, without being regular terms of employment. In phase A it is easy for both parties, employer and employee, to quit work. Easier than in phases B and C. Therefore developments in hours worked in temp jobs phase A are often a first indication of the deployment of temp workers.
Hours worked in temp jobs phase A