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04 Jun. 2020 »
Survey: Boards Face Growing Challenges & Sharp Divide Over Pandemic’s Impact on Sustainability

New survey results show that most US public company boards have stepped up their efforts in the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, but shutting down businesses may have been the easy part.

03 Jun. 2020 »
Survey: 77% of HR Leaders Expect More Teleworking, Even One Year After COVID-19

As millions of Americans continue working from home, new survey results suggest why some of them should get comfortable. 77% of surveyed HR leaders expect the shift toward more teleworking to continue, even one year after COVID-19 substantially subsides.

02 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the global economy decreased

The Index declined to 112.2

01 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Issues Statement in Response to US Unrest

The Conference Board Response to Civil Unrest

28 May. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India declined

The index declined to 88.2

26 May. 2020 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Stabilizes in May

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® held steady in May, following a sharp decline in April.

21 May. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Declined in April

Widespread declines in leading indicators suggest no easy path to recovery

20 May. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for France declined

The LEI for France declined 1.2 percent in March

19 May. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China declined

The index declined to 149.3

19 May. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Australia declined

The index declined to 106.2

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.3%
  • Brazil 10.1%
  • China 1.0%
  • Euro Area 2.5%
  • France 1.2%
  • Germany 2.7%
  • Global 3.9%
  • India 18.8%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 0.3%
  • Mexico 6.0%
  • Spain 2.0%
  • U.K. 1.3%
  • U.S. 4.4%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • A Downsized and Uneven Labor Market

    The April jobs report shows a staggering loss of 20.5 million jobs, which is the largest monthly loss in recorded history. Employment dramatically dropped across almost every industry. The unemployment rate jumped to 14.7 percent, the highest since the Great Depression. The unemployment rate underestimates the amount of slack currently in the labor market. 5.1 million additional workers are now working part-time even though they prefer a full-time job. And the number of people outside the labor force grew by 6.6 million, showing many are currently discouraged to even try to find a job. Over the coming months, we should expect participation to increase again as the economy begins to open up.

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