If you can gauge the economy by how many people are moving then things are starting to look up.
On January 12, the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) reported that private and corporate household relocations continued to increase during the first three quarters of 2010, which could be seen as an indicator of a gradually improving economy. Industry-wide, the number of people moving their households rose nearly 5% after experiencing a decline the previous two years.
“It’s been a challenging 2 years for those of us in the moving industry, but well-run companies seem to have survived, ” remarked JK CEO, Chuck Kuhn. “For 2010 we are saw consistent improvement in our numbers on a month by month basis compared to 2008 and 2009. We feel we have been able to weather the storm in part due to the excellent client service our teams provide.”
You can learn more about this report, as well as other moving industry facts and statistics by visiting the AMSA website.