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Global Economy Press Releases

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07 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Japan Decreased

The index fell to 83.7

06 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for South Korea increased

The index increased to 102.5

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.

30 Jul. 2020 »
US GDP shows largest economic contraction in 75 years, with only limited recovery in sights

Comment on Q2 GDP by Erik Lundh, Senior Economist, The Conference Board

21 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased

The index increased to 152.5

21 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia declined

The index declined to 107.1

17 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for France increased

The index increased to 98.9 in May

15 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Mexico increased

The index increased to 99.1

15 Jul. 2020 »
Global Consumer Confidence Suffers Record Drop in Q2

The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey shows discretionary spending fell while expenditures on essentials rose

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.

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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