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07 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Japan Decreased

The index fell to 83.7

07 Aug. 2020 »
July’s Jobs Report: The Reopening’s Last Gasp

Commentary on Today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report By Gad Levanon, VP of The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute

06 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for South Korea increased

The index increased to 102.5

06 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Appoints Dana Peterson as Chief Economist

The Conference Board has appointed Dana M. Peterson as Chief Economist, who will also lead the organization’s US Economy, Strategy & Finance Center. Effective September 14, she will succeed outgoing Chief Economist and US Center Leader Bart van Ark.

30 Jul. 2020 »
Survey: CEOs See Less Globalization, More Flexible Workforces, Broadened Corporate Missions in COVID-19’s Aftermath

According to a new global survey, CEOs and C-Suite executives think COVID-19’s fallout will result in leaner and more agile companies.

30 Jul. 2020 »
US GDP shows largest economic contraction in 75 years, with only limited recovery in sights

Comment on Q2 GDP by Erik Lundh, Senior Economist, The Conference Board

30 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the global economy increased

The Index increased to 106.5

28 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Decreased in July

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® decreased in July, after increasing in June. The Index now stands at 92.6 (1985=100), down from 98.3 in June.

27 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Elects Ron Williams as New Chairman of Board of Trustees

Ronald A. Williams, the Chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises and former Chairman and CEO of Aetna, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Conference Board.

27 Jul. 2020 »
CED Issues Plan for Handling COVID-19 Crisis, Next Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed serious shortfalls in the US health care system that need to be fixed both to handle the current crisis and prepare for futures ones, according to a new solutions brief.


Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.4%
  • Brazil 7.0%
  • China 0.8%
  • Euro Area 0.6%
  • France 1.9%
  • Germany 2.1%
  • Global 2.4%
  • India 12.8%
  • Japan 0.5%
  • Korea 1.2%
  • Mexico 2.9%
  • Spain 4.1%
  • U.K. 1.4%
  • U.S. 2.0%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • July’s Jobs Report: The Reopening’s Last Gasp

    In July, employment increased by 1.76 million, almost entirely from services industries impacted by social distancing. The unemployment rate dropped to 10.2 percent, though the true rate, after adjusting for the misclassification error, is 11.1 percent.

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