Monthly Archives: September 2021

Conference Board Leading Economic Indicators; August, 2021

NEW YORK, September 23, 2021…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased by 0.9 percent in August to 117.1 (2016 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in July and a 0.6 percent increase in June. “The U.S. LEI rose sharply in … Continue reading

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National new home housing metrics; August, 2021

Building PermitsPrivately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,728,000.This is 6.0 percent (±1.4 percent) above the revised July rate of 1,630,000 and is 13.5 percent (±1.8 percent) above the August … Continue reading

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; August, 2021

NEW YORK, September 7, 2021…The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased for the sixth consecutive month in August, though the rate of increase has fallen. The index now stands at 110.37, up from 109.89 in July. “The growth rate … Continue reading

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Comment on August Jobs Report by Gad Levanon, Head of the Labor Market Institute, The Conference Board

Today’s jobs report reflected the effects of both the COVID-19 Delta variant and the severe labor shortage in the US labor market. Nonfarm payroll employment increased by just 235,000 in August, after an upwardly revised increase of 1,053,000 in July. … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index for August, 2021

New York, August 31, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® declined in August, following a decrease in July (a downward revision). The Index now stands at 113.8 (1985=100), down from 125.1 in July. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment … Continue reading

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