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.
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.
From Immediate Responses to Planning for the Reimagined Workplace
June 10 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board expects that COVID-19 will have many lasting impacts on the world of work and Human Capital processes. To better understand the workforce changes, we conducted an online survey in April 2020 with more than 150 U.S. HC executives. Listen to this podcast to hear our findings about remote work and the cost-reduction actions that have already been taken, as well as the HR priorities for the recovery phase.
Small business hiring is recovering
May 20 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Ben Cheng, Senior Methodologist, Data Analytics, 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.
We need to look at productivity by industry to understand the depth of this crisis
May 11 | Klaas de Vries, Economist, The Conference Board | Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
As of May 4, 42 percent of the total French workforce was either fully or partially unemployed, representing 12 percent of total annual hours worked and with an output equivalent of 11 percent of annual GDP. Half of that GDP loss is associated with just three industries: manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade and construction.