The index of the number of hours worked in temp jobs phase A in the third quarter of 2005, corrected for seasonal influences, was 95 (2000=100). This is a 3 percent increase on the preceding quarter. In the first quarter the number of hours was almost equal to the number in the preceding quarter, in the second quarter a 4 percent increase. 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