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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.

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.

26 Apr. 2021 »
Survey: Despite Pandemic, Job Satisfaction Remains High

In the face of the pandemic, an economic crisis, mass layoffs, and high unemployment, the percent of employees reporting overall satisfaction with their jobs remained high in 2020, according to a new survey from The Conference Board.

22 Apr. 2021 »
How to Prepare US Workers for the Post-Pandemic Economy: Report Lays out Plan for Business Leaders, Educators, & Policymakers

Despite the recent boom in US hiring, millions of American workers, especially minority workers, women, youth, and workers with lower educational attainment remain left behind.

09 Apr. 2021 »
Survey: 60 Percent of US Workers Concerned About Their Mental Health in Pandemic’s Aftermath

Amid growing anxiety about the pandemic’s impact on wellbeing, a new survey finds that US workers rank mental and psychological wellbeing as one of their biggest wellness concerns.

25 Mar. 2021 »
The Conference Board Elects Holly Gagnon & Camille A. Olson as Trustees

The Conference Board has elected Holly Gagnon and Camille A. Olson to its Board of Trustees, effective immediately.

09 Mar. 2021 »
Companies’ Post-COVID Dilemma: Will the Rise of Remote Work Become a Permanent Pandemic Legacy?

When COVID-19 suddenly forced millions of Americans to work from home (WFH), employees and employers alike feared confusion, dislocation, and lost productivity.

05 Mar. 2021 »
CEOs & Other Business Executives on Addressing Racial Injustice

Leading CEOs and business executives from across American industry spoke yesterday about how their organizations are tackling racial inequality, offering actionable insights for other business leaders on how to drive change in their own communities.


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  • 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%
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  • Employment Growth Continues, But at Slower Pace

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

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