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Labor Markets Press Releases

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11 Aug. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Rises in July

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index rose in July and now stands at 90.2 (July 2018=100), up from 89.2 in June. The Index rose 5.7 percent from May to June and is down 12.5 percent from a year ago.

10 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in July

Employment growth likely to slow in the coming months

07 Aug. 2020 »
July’s Jobs Report: The Reopening’s Last Gasp

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

06 Aug. 2020 »
The Conference Board Appoints Dana Peterson as Chief Economist

The Conference Board has appointed Dana M. Peterson as Chief Economist, who will also lead the organization’s US Economy, Strategy & Finance Center. Effective September 14, she will succeed outgoing Chief Economist and US Center Leader Bart van Ark.

23 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in June

Resurgence of new COVID-19 Cases Threatens Recent Gains

15 Jul. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Rises in June

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index rose in June and now stands at 89.5 (July 2018=100), up from 84.3 in May. The Index rose 8.0 percent from April to May and is down 13.3 percent from a year ago.

06 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in June

Future job growth at risk as new COVID-19 cases surge

02 Jul. 2020 »
Today's Jobs Report: Strong Employment Gains but Danger Ahead

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

18 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Improved in May

Initial COVID-19 shock to the economy may be behind us, but recovery path remains highly uncertain

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.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

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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