Consumer Confidence rebounds in June—but recovery remains uncertain amid virus
June 30 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index sees its biggest rise this month since 2011, yet still remains significantly below pre-pandemic levels. The index reveals consumers are less pessimistic about the short-term outlook, but fear an uneven and uncertain economic recovery amid virus concerns. Join Chief Economist Bart van Ark, and Senior Director of Economic Indicators, Lynn Franco, as they discuss the monthly numbers.
Small business hiring is recovering
May 20 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Ben Cheng, Senior Methodologist, Data Analytics, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Early signs from the HWOL data series suggest small employers are leading the ramp up in hiring as the economy begins to reopen.
We need to look at productivity by industry to understand the depth of this crisis
May 11 | Klaas de Vries, Economist, The Conference Board | Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
As of May 4, 42 percent of the total French workforce was either fully or partially unemployed, representing 12 percent of total annual hours worked and with an output equivalent of 11 percent of annual GDP. Half of that GDP loss is associated with just three industries: manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade and construction.
How COVID-19 Might Impact Consumers’ Attitudes about Sustainability
May 08 | Kenzie Kline | Comments (0)
This blog is based on the April 22, 2020 webcast How COVID-19 Might Impact Consumers’ Attitudes about Sustainability, hosted by The Conference Board. Some responses have been edited and condensed for this format. To view the entirety of the webinar or download the presentation click here.
Achieving Ambidextrous Leadership: Driving “Perform&Transform” Innovation for Step-changed Business Results
May 06 | Chris Gentle, Business Analyst, The Conference Board | John Metselaar, Program Director and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How can innovation leaders re-ignite growth through becoming ambidextrous in the aftermath of COVID 19? This study is based on interviews and discussions with 20 major international companies in software; luxury; FMCG, mining, oil & gas; chemicals; construction; internet infrastructure; banking; pharma and healthcare.
From appliance repair to amusement parks, which goods and services will see the biggest drop in business?
April 27 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Some of the catastrophic economic and labor market statistics from recent weeks are actually not that important. The bigger question is what happens when the economy opens. While businesses will reopen and millions will return to work, recovery is unlikely to be complete for quite a while. We discuss which consumption categories will see the biggest drop in business during the (slow) recovery.