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CED/Public Policy Press Releases

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

The Conference Board Response to Civil Unrest

17 Dec. 2019 »
In a report released today, The Conference Board finds that the environmental and social policies of corporations

In 2020, Companies Will Continue to Face Pressure to Diversify Their Boards, Address Pay Gaps, and Expand Political Contribution Disclosure

06 Nov. 2019 »
Lori Esposito Murray Appointed President of Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

Today, The Conference Board announced the appointment of Dr. Lori Esposito Murray as President of its public policy center, the Committee for Economic Development (CED). Murray will succeed retiring CED President Bernard Bailey, effective December 2019.

01 Oct. 2019 »
Innovative Companies Continue to Outperform the Market, Despite Headwinds in Global Economy

The Conference Board Publishes Quarterly Updated Indexes Measuring the Financial Outcomes of Innovation

26 Jun. 2019 »
The Conference Board Elects Board of Trustees

The Conference Board Elects Vicky A. Bailey, Principal, Anderson Stratton Enterprises LLC, and Gabrielle Sulzberger, Co-Founder, General Partner, Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners L.P., to Board of Trustees

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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