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Labor Markets 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.

15 Jul. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Rises in June

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index rose in June and now stands at 89.5 (July 2018=100), up from 84.3 in May. The Index rose 8.0 percent from April to May and is down 13.3 percent from a year ago.

10 Jun. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Continued to Fall in May

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index fell in May and now stands at 70.3 (July 2018=100), down from an upwardly revised 88.6 in April.

13 May. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Declined Sharply in April

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index fell sharply in April and now stands at 58.6 (July 2018=100), down from 99.4 in March.

11 May. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Dropped Further in April

Index declines further as job market deteriorates amid COVID-19

15 Apr. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Declined in March

The Index declined 1.5 percent from the prior month and is down 5.5 percent from a year ago.

06 Apr. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Plummeted in March

COVID-19 outbreak causes historic decline in the index

11 Mar. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Remains Flat in February

Despite slight downward trend over the past year, HWOL Index remains at high level

09 Mar. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Declined in February

Strong Labor Market Ahead of COVID-19 Faces Downside Risks Over the Next Few Months

12 Feb. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Remained Essentially Flat in January

Despite slight downward trend over the past year, HWOL Index still remains at high level

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.4%
  • Brazil 7.0%
  • China 0.8%
  • Euro Area 0.6%
  • France 1.9%
  • Germany 2.1%
  • Global 2.4%
  • India 12.8%
  • Japan 0.5%
  • Korea 1.2%
  • Mexico 2.9%
  • Spain 4.1%
  • U.K. 1.4%
  • U.S. 2.0%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • July’s Jobs Report: The Reopening’s Last Gasp

    In July, employment increased by 1.76 million, almost entirely from services industries impacted by social distancing. The unemployment rate dropped to 10.2 percent, though the true rate, after adjusting for the misclassification error, is 11.1 percent.

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