Consumer Confidence Retreats in July
July 28 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
Large declines were experienced in Michigan, Florida, Texas and California, a result of the resurgence of COVID-19. Looking ahead, consumers have grown less optimistic about the short-term outlook for the economy and labor market and remain subdued about their financial prospects. Such uncertainty about the short-term future does not bode well for the recovery, nor for consumer spending.
The economy is struggling to keep up with the rise in coronavirus cases
July 27 | Agron Nicaj, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
After weeks of growth following the phased opening of businesses, the US economy is showing signs of slowing down. Many states are experiencing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and some have recently reimplemented restrictions, that had been lifted in May-June.
Natura – Sustainability Vision for 2030?
July 22 | Let's Talk Sustainable Business Podcast | Comments (0)
João Paulo Ferreira the CEO Latin America of Natura describes how the company is exploring different aspects of Natura’s 2030 sustainability vision. This podcast looks at how these ambitions are turned into activities and measurements of impact.
What types of jobs will experience a large permanent increase in remote working?
July 13 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Agron Nicaj, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Frank Steemers, Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
There is a growing consensus that the share of remote workers will remain well above pre-pandemic rates. But in what types of jobs is this most likely to happen? We project a large increase in remote-working rates for clerical and administrative office jobs, a labor market segment which had relatively low remote-work rates in the pre-pandemic era.
Consumer Confidence rebounds in June—but recovery remains uncertain amid virus
June 30 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index sees its biggest rise this month since 2011, yet still remains significantly below pre-pandemic levels. The index reveals consumers are less pessimistic about the short-term outlook, but fear an uneven and uncertain economic recovery amid virus concerns. Join Chief Economist Bart van Ark, and Senior Director of Economic Indicators, Lynn Franco, as they discuss the monthly numbers.
Small business hiring is recovering
May 20 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Early signs from the HWOL data series suggest small employers are leading the ramp up in hiring as the economy begins to reopen.