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Consumer Dynamics Press Releases

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06 Dec. 2019 »
Strong Jobs Report Bodes Well for Solid Holiday Spending and Start to 2020

Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report Gad Levanon, Head of the Labor Market Institute, The Conference Board

26 Nov. 2019 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Declined Slightly in November

The Index now stands at 125.5 (1985=100), down from 126.1 in October.

14 Nov. 2019 »
Research Sheds Light on Weak Wage Growth in the United States

The factors behind weak wage growth remain a hotly contested issue among economists. But a new analysis from The Conference Board provides a significant piece to the puzzle.

07 Nov. 2019 »
Consumers are Approaching the Holiday Season Eager to Spend

U.S. Households Plan to Spend an Average of $675 on Gifts this Season

01 Nov. 2019 »
Jobs Report: Employment Growth Stronger Than Expected

Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report Gad Levanon, Head of The Conference Board Labor Market Institute

29 Oct. 2019 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Edged Down in October

The Index now stands at 125.9 (1985=100), down from 126.3 in September

09 Oct. 2019 »
The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Index® for Asia-Pacific remains Unchanged

The Index is Unchanged

09 Oct. 2019 »
Europe Consumer Confidence Unshaken by Economic, Political Uncertainties

But Large Differences Across Markets Point at Growing Concerns

09 Oct. 2019 »
Global Consumer Confidence Unchanged in Q3; Index Remains at Historic High

Despite Rising Anxieties, Global Consumers Remain Steadfast

04 Oct. 2019 »
Jobs Report: Job Market Still Strong but Gradually Losing Some Steam

Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report Gad Levanon, Head of The Conference Board Labor Market Institute

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:
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  • 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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