The number of hours worked in temp jobs increased further in the third quarter of 2007. Corrected for seasonal effects, the index figure for the number of hours worked in stage A temp jobs in the third quarter was 124 (2000=100).This is well over 1 percent up on the preceding quarter.
The number of hours worked in stage A temp jobs has risen continuously for almost 4 years now, but the growth rate is slowing down. Growth rates for 2005 and 2006, were nearly 18 and just over 17 percent respectively. In the first three quarters of 2007, the increase was 12 percent relative to the same period one year previously.
Stage A includes persons working for temp agencies on a contract basis, without regular terms of employment. In stage A, it is easier for both parties - employer and employee - to terminate the work contract than in stages B and C.
Hours worked in stage A temp jobs