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Labor Markets Press Releases

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06 Apr. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Plummeted in March

COVID-19 outbreak causes historic decline in the index

11 Mar. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Remains Flat in February

Despite slight downward trend over the past year, HWOL Index remains at high level

09 Mar. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Declined in February

Strong Labor Market Ahead of COVID-19 Faces Downside Risks Over the Next Few Months

19 Feb. 2020 »
Report: Record Blue-Collar Labor Shortages Will Continue Through 2030

Research reveals causes of labor shortages and how companies are filling job openings

12 Feb. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Remained Essentially Flat in January

Despite slight downward trend over the past year, HWOL Index still remains at high level

10 Feb. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in January

Solid Employment Growth Expected in Early 2020

07 Feb. 2020 »
Companies Have Significantly Increased Disclosure on Sustainability Issues, But Pressure to Do More Continues

New edition of annual benchmarking study examines trends in global CSR reporting

15 Jan. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Rose in December

HWOL Index rose in December, following a small decline in November

13 Jan. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Declined in December

Moderate Employment Growth Still Expected in Early 2020

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

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 0.4%
  • 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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