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11 Aug. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Rises in July

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index rose in July and now stands at 90.2 (July 2018=100), up from 89.2 in June. The Index rose 5.7 percent from May to June and is down 12.5 percent from a year ago.

10 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Germany Increased

The index increased to 89.5

10 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in July

Employment growth likely to slow in the coming months

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

The index fell to 83.7

07 Aug. 2020 »
July’s Jobs Report: The Reopening’s Last Gasp

Commentary on Today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report By Gad Levanon, VP of The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute

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 »
Survey: CEOs See Less Globalization, More Flexible Workforces, Broadened Corporate Missions in COVID-19’s Aftermath

According to a new global survey, CEOs and C-Suite executives think COVID-19’s fallout will result in leaner and more agile companies.

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

30 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the global economy increased

The Index increased to 106.5


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 0.9%
  • 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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