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Labor Markets Press Releases

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13 Jan. 2021 »
Online Labor Demand Falls in December

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index fell in December and now stands at 99.4 (July 2018=100), down from 102.9 in November. The Index declined 1.0 percent from October to November and is down 2.8 percent from a year ago.

11 Jan. 2021 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Remained Unchanged in December

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) was virtually unchanged in December, after seven consecutive monthly increases that started in May. The index now stands at 99.01, down from 99.05 (an upward revision) in November.

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

18 Dec. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in November

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in November to 109.1 (2016 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in October and a 0.7 percent increase in September.

09 Dec. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Falls in November

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index fell in November and now stands at 102.5 (July 2018=100), down from 103.8 in October. The Index rose 3.3 percent from September to October and is up 0.8 percent from a year ago.

07 Dec. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in November

The ETI increased in November, the seventh consecutive monthly increase since May. The index now stands at 98.81, up from 98.32 (an upward revision) in October. However, the index is still down 10.2% from a year ago.

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

19 Nov. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in October

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.7 percent in October to 108.2 (2016 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in September and a 1.6 percent increase in August.

10 Nov. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Rises in October

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index rose in October and now stands at 108.4 (July 2018=100), up from 105.9 in September. The Index rose 4.4 percent from August to September and is up 6.2 percent from a year ago.

09 Nov. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in October

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in October, the sixth consecutive monthly increase since May. The index now stands at 97.57, up from 96.33 (revised) in September. However, the index is still down 11.1 percent from a year ago.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.8%
  • Brazil 0.4%
  • China 1.2%
  • Euro Area 0.1%
  • France 0.2%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • Global 0.4%
  • India 1.3%
  • 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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