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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate parts of the US economy and is yielding historic surges in unemployment claims and drops in consumer confidence. The Conference Board is tackling this unprecedented shock using a scenario-based forecasting approach, which includes projections about the implications for the US labor market. 

Join us to examine these scenarios and to explore the following questions:

  • How high could US unemployment rise and when might it peak?
  • How will COVID-19 impact labor markets in different parts of the country?
  • Which industries will be hit next?
  • Will this pandemic change the way we work in the future?

Who Should Attend: Those with an interest in the state of the US economy, as well as HR leaders interested in learning about labor markets.

Speakers

Gad Levanon, PhD

Gad Levanon, PhD
Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is Vice President, Labor Markets for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic ind...Full Bio

Frank Steemers

Frank Steemers
Economist
The Conference Board

Frank Steemers is an Economist at The Conference Board and his expertise is primarily in the analysis of the labor market in the US and other mature economies. Based in New York, he conducts statistical and descriptive analyses and contributes to labor market whitepapers, blogs, webcasts, and med...Full Bio

Erik Lundh

Erik Lundh (Host)
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Erik Lundh is a senior economist at The Conference Board. Based in New York, he is responsible for much of the organization’s work on the US and Chinese economies. He also conducts research on geoeconomics, international trade, and global value chains. Lundh previously worked for Evercore I...Full Bio

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