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02 Nov. 2020 »
Survey: Companies 3 Times More Willing to Hire Remote Workers Anywhere in US or World

With remote work becoming the new normal for many, more companies are now willing to not only hire remote workers, but to hire them from anywhere.

30 Oct. 2020 »
Survey: Despite Shaky Economy, Holiday Shoppers Plan to Spend Same Amount on Gifts as in 2019

Despite the economic fallout from COVID-19, consumers are entering this holiday season intending to spend about $673, according to an estimate from The Conference Board—on par with last year’s spending estimate of $675.

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the global economy increased 0.9 percent in August 2020 to 111.3 (2016=100).

29 Oct. 2020 »
US GDP Shows Largest Economic Expansion on Record, But the Recovery is Far From Complete

US Real GDP expanded by 33.1% (annualized) during the Q3 2020, following a 31.4% contraction in Q2. While this was the largest quarterly annualized jump in growth on record, the US economy remains 3.5% smaller than it was prior to the pandemic in Q4 2019.

27 Oct. 2020 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Decreased Slightly in October

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® declined slightly in October, after increasing sharply in September. The Index now stands at 100.9 (1985=100), down from 101.3 in September.

26 Oct. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India Increased

The index increased to 117.9

22 Oct. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in September

Slowing pace of improvement suggests economy could be losing momentum

20 Oct. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China Increased

The index increased to 156.0

20 Oct. 2020 »
CEO Confidence Up Sharply Heading into Q4

The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™ in collaboration with The Business Council rose sharply in the final month of Q3, after a moderate increase in the first month of Q3. The measure stands at 64, up from 45.

20 Oct. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia Increased

The index increased to 107.4

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.2%
  • Brazil 0.0%
  • China 1.3%
  • Euro Area 0.6%
  • France 0.0%
  • Germany 0.2%
  • Global 0.9%
  • India 0.7%
  • Japan 0.8%
  • Korea 1.7%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 1.2%
  • U.K. 1.5%
  • U.S. 0.7%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • Employment Growth Continues, But at Slower Pace

    Total nonfarm payrolls employment increased by 661,000 in September.

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