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Labor Markets Press Releases

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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

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

10 Jun. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Continued to Fall in May

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index fell in May and now stands at 70.3 (July 2018=100), down from an upwardly revised 88.6 in April.

08 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in May

Employment will continue growing through the summer

05 Jun. 2020 »
May’s Job Report Beat Expectations, Reflecting Reopening of Economy

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

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.

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

The Conference Board Response to Civil Unrest

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

13 May. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Declined Sharply in April

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index fell sharply in April and now stands at 58.6 (July 2018=100), down from 99.4 in March.

11 May. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Dropped Further in April

Index declines further as job market deteriorates amid COVID-19

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.9%
  • Brazil 1.0%
  • China 0.9%
  • Euro Area 1.6%
  • France 3.0%
  • Germany 3.4%
  • Global 5.9%
  • India 17.4%
  • Japan 2.4%
  • Korea 2.0%
  • Mexico 11.9%
  • Spain 3.0%
  • U.K. 2.9%
  • U.S. 2.8%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • May’s Job Report Beat Expectations, Reflecting Reopening of Economy

    May’s job report was much more positive than expectations. Employment increased by 2.5 million, and the unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 percent from 14.7 in April.

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