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Labor Markets Press Releases

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06 Mar. 2019 »
Online Labor Demand Increased in February

Solid Employment Growth to Continue in Coming Months

28 Feb. 2019 »
The Conference Board’s Human Capital Center Announces Members of Advisory Board

Today, The Conference Board’s U.S. Human Capital Center announced the Members of its newly formed Advisory Board.

06 Feb. 2019 »
Online Labor Demand Increased Slightly in January

A significant labor market slowdown is unlikely

04 Feb. 2019 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Declined in January

Index experiencing some softening since the summer

01 Feb. 2019 »
Strong employment growth raises the likelihood of yet another Fed policy U-turn

Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, The Conference

17 Jan. 2019 »
In 2019, CEOs are Most Concerned About Talent and a Recession

CEOs appear confident about their organizations being able to thrive in 2025

09 Jan. 2019 »
Online Labor Demand Increased in December

December Gain Reverses October and November Declines

13 Dec. 2018 »
New Trend: Blue-Collar Workers are Now Scarcer than White-Collar Workers

Reversing a decades-long trend in the U.S. jobs market, companies are now having a more difficult time finding blue-collar workers than white-collar workers.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.2%
  • Brazil 0.1%
  • China 1.3%
  • Euro Area 0.4%
  • France 0.2%
  • Germany 0.2%
  • Global 0.1%
  • India 0.8%
  • Japan 0.1%
  • Korea 0.6%
  • Mexico 0.0%
  • Spain 0.1%
  • U.K. 0.4%
  • U.S. 0.1%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • Strong Jobs Report Bodes Well for Solid Holiday Spending and Start to 2020

    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 266,000 in November, and the numbers for September and October were revised up. While today’s gain was inflated by the return of the GM strikers to work, the job gain was still much stronger than expected. Today’s job report, more than any other report in recent months, squashed any lingering concerns about an imminent recession in the US economy. Employment growth also shows no signs of slowing further despite the historically low unemployment rate.

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