Monthly Archives: April 2020

Conference Board commentary on US GDP for 1Q/20

US GDP contracts by 4.8 percent in Q1, but the real damage won’t be seen until Q2 Erik Lundh, Senior Economist, The Conference Board US Real Gross Domestic Product contracted by -4.8 percent during the first quarter of 2020. This … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index for April; 2020

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Weakened Significantly in April New York, April 28, 2020…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® deteriorated further in April, following a sharp decline in March. The Index now stands at 86.9 (1985=100), down from 118.8 … Continue reading

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National residential new home sales for March; 2020

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index for March, 2020

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Plummets in March Largest Decline in Index’s 60-Year History NEW YORK, April 17, 2020…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. declined 6.7 percent in March to 104.2 … Continue reading

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Conference Board survey of economic conditions; April 16 2020

Globally, Consumers Were Confident in Early 2020, But COVID-19 is Rapidly Eroding Confidence Depth of the Fall – and the Recovery from It – Will Vary By Country New York, April 16, 2020…In the months ahead, a series of cascading … Continue reading

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Conference Board commentary on national employment; 4/16/20

By Gad Levanon, Head of The Conference Board’s Labor Markets Institute Gad.Levanon@conference-board.org –About 22 million: That’s the total number of initial claims for unemployment in the past 4 weeks. The number of initial claims for unemployment in the week ending … Continue reading

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National new home permits and starts; March 2020

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