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Consumer Dynamics Press Releases

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13 Aug. 2020 »
CEO Confidence Marginally Improved in Q3

The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™ in collaboration with The Business Council rose slightly in the third quarter. The measure saw a one-point uptick, moving from 44 in the second quarter to 45 in the third quarter. (A reading below 50 points

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 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.

28 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Decreased in July

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® decreased in July, after increasing in June. The Index now stands at 92.6 (1985=100), down from 98.3 in June.

23 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in June

Resurgence of new COVID-19 Cases Threatens Recent Gains

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

02 Jul. 2020 »
Today's Jobs Report: Strong Employment Gains but Danger Ahead

Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report Gad Levanon, VP of The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute

02 Jul. 2020 »
CEO Confidence Improved in Q2 2020

The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™, which declined to 34 in the first quarter of 2020, increased to a reading of 44 in the second quarter. (A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses.)

30 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Increased in June

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased in June, after virtually no change in May.

18 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Improved in May

Initial COVID-19 shock to the economy may be behind us, but recovery path remains highly uncertain

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.4%
  • Brazil 1.9%
  • China 0.8%
  • Euro Area 0.4%
  • France 1.9%
  • Germany 1.6%
  • Global 2.4%
  • India 12.8%
  • Japan 0.5%
  • Korea 1.2%
  • Mexico 2.9%
  • Spain 1.7%
  • U.K. 2.4%
  • 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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