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Labor Markets Press Releases

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17 Jun. 2021 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in May

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased by 1.3 percent in May to 114.5 (2016 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in April and a 1.4 percent increase in March.

17 Jun. 2021 »
Report: Wage Gaps between Black and White Workers Continue to Widen—across Industry, Demography, and Education Levels

A new report from The Conference Board finds that wage gaps have widened between Black and White workers, even those of otherwise comparable backgrounds and qualifications.

09 Jun. 2021 »
Online Labor Demand Rises in May

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index rose in May and now stands at 126.9 (July 2018=100), up from 118.1 in April. The Index declined 4.4 percent from March to April and is up 53.2 percent from a year ago.

07 Jun. 2021 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in May

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) significantly increased in May, after an increase in April. The index now stands at 107.35, up from 104.31 (a downward revision) in the previous month. The index is currently up 39.4% from a year ago.

04 Jun. 2021 »
Tepid Job Gains Highlight Hiring Difficulties

Commentary on today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report By Frank Steemers, Senior Economist, The Conference Board

02 Jun. 2021 »
Survey: US Businesses Face Historic Difficulty Finding Qualified Workers

Amid a rapid reopening of the US economy and a huge increase in demand for workers, a new survey from The Conference Board found that businesses are having immense difficulty finding qualified workers.

28 May. 2021 »
Report: As COVID-19 Recedes, Labor Shortages Return as a Key Challenge for US Companies—and Opportunity for American Workers

Labor Shortages Are Making a Comeback, a new report from The Conference Board, examines the unique factors and long-run forces driving this return to extremely tight labor markets.

25 May. 2021 »
To Help Sustain Capitalism, Report Details How Business Leaders Can Address Workplace & Societal Inequities

Climate change, racial injustice, workplace inequality, lack of equal economic opportunity, and unequal access to capital are among the growing threats to the success of capitalism, which in turn threatens the prosperity of both business and society.

20 May. 2021 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in April

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased by 1.6 percent in April to 113.3 (2016 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in March and a 0.1 percent decline in February.

12 May. 2021 »
Online Labor Demand Slightly Declined in April

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index declined in April and now stands at 112.2 (July 2018=100), down from 113.5 in March. The Index rose 1.3 percent from February to March and is up 59.3 percent from a year ago.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 1.0%
  • Brazil 0.9%
  • China 1.2%
  • Euro Area 0.8%
  • France 0.0%
  • Germany 0.4%
  • Global 0.9%
  • India 0.1%
  • Japan 1.1%
  • Korea 0.1%
  • Mexico 0.6%
  • Spain 0.7%
  • U.K. 0.3%
  • U.S. 1.3%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
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  • Productivity:
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  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • Employment Growth Continues, But at Slower Pace

    Total nonfarm payrolls employment increased by 661,000 in September.

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