NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in November to 103.7, up from the revised figure of 102.42 in October. The November figure is up 6.4 percent from the same month a year ago. Says Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at The Conference Board: “The Employment Trends Index posted a large [...]
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Indicative of a recession, the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index dropped to 44.5 vs. last months 59.2. That represents the lowest showing of consumer sentiment since spring of 2009. The number was heavily weighed down by a very poor showing in the forward-looking Expectations Index portion of the total score. This represents Says Lynn Franco, [...]
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in July to 115.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in June, and a 0.7 percent increase in May. The largest positive contributions came from money supply, the interest rate spread, and average weekly initial claims for unemployment [...]