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10 Jun. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Continued to Fall in May

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index fell in May and now stands at 70.3 (July 2018=100), down from an upwardly revised 88.6 in April.

10 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Japan Decreased

The index fell to 86.0

09 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Spain Decreased

The index fell to 95.7

08 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in May

Employment will continue growing through the summer

08 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for South Korea decreased

The index declined to 101.9

05 Jun. 2020 »
May’s Job Report Beat Expectations, Reflecting Reopening of Economy

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

04 Jun. 2020 »
Survey: Boards Face Growing Challenges & Sharp Divide Over Pandemic’s Impact on Sustainability

New survey results show that most US public company boards have stepped up their efforts in the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, but shutting down businesses may have been the easy part.

03 Jun. 2020 »
Survey: 77% of HR Leaders Expect More Teleworking, Even One Year After COVID-19

As millions of Americans continue working from home, new survey results suggest why some of them should get comfortable. 77% of surveyed HR leaders expect the shift toward more teleworking to continue, even one year after COVID-19 substantially subsides.

02 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the global economy decreased

The Index declined to 112.2

01 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Issues Statement in Response to US Unrest

The Conference Board Response to Civil Unrest


Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.4%
  • Brazil 1.9%
  • China 0.8%
  • Euro Area 0.6%
  • France 1.9%
  • Germany 1.6%
  • Global 2.4%
  • India 12.8%
  • Japan 0.5%
  • Korea 1.2%
  • Mexico 2.9%
  • Spain 1.7%
  • U.K. 2.4%
  • 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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