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Economic Trends Press Releases

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06 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Appoints Dana Peterson as Chief Economist

The Conference Board has appointed Dana M. Peterson as Chief Economist, who will also lead the organization’s US Economy, Strategy & Finance Center. Effective September 14, she will succeed outgoing Chief Economist and US Center Leader Bart van Ark.

27 Jan. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for China Increased

The Index increased to 154.2

30 Sep. 2019 »
Expect Household Consumption to Weaken in China

The Conference Board China Center’s Inaugural Quarterly Consumption Update reviews the key drivers for household consumption.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.3%
  • Brazil 1.1%
  • China 1.2%
  • Euro Area 0.7%
  • France 0.7%
  • Germany 2.3%
  • Global 2.5%
  • India 2.1%
  • Japan 1.2%
  • Korea 1.4%
  • Mexico 0.6%
  • Spain 2.0%
  • U.K. 0.3%
  • U.S. 1.2%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • Good Jobs Report on the Heels of Labor Day

    In August, employment increased by 1.37 million, with 238,000 coming from the hiring of temporary 2020 Census workers.

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