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Consumer Dynamics Press Releases

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12 Jan. 2021 »
Global Consumer Confidence Improved in Q4

The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey shows the beginning of a modest recovery in some regions—but COVID-19 uncertainty remains a driving factor

08 Jan. 2021 »
As COVID-19 Ramped Up In December, U.S. Employment Decreased

Commentary on today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report By Gad Levanon, Head of the Labor Markets Institute at The Conference Board

22 Dec. 2020 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Declined in December

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® declined in December, after decreasing in November. The Index now stands at 88.6 (1985=100), down from 92.9 in November.

07 Dec. 2020 »
Employment Growth is Slowing

Commentary on today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report By Dana Peterson, Chief Economist of The Conference Board

24 Nov. 2020 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Decreased in November

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® declined in November, after remaining relatively flat in October. The Index now stands at 96.1 (1985=100), down from 101.4 (an upward revision) in October.

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.

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.

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.

02 Oct. 2020 »
Employment Growth Continues, But at Slower Pace

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

29 Sep. 2020 »
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Increased in September

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased in September, after declining in August. The Index now stands at 101.8 (1985=100), up from 86.3 in August.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.8%
  • Brazil 0.4%
  • China 1.2%
  • Euro Area 0.1%
  • France 0.0%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • Global 0.4%
  • India 0.2%
  • Japan 1.9%
  • Korea 0.7%
  • Mexico 1.8%
  • Spain 1.4%
  • U.K. 2.1%
  • U.S. 0.6%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
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  • 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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