Monthly Archives: October 2021

Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; October, 2021

New York, October 26, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased in October, following declines in the previous three months. The Index now stands at 113.8 (1985=100), up from 109.8 in September. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; September, 2021

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 800,000. This is 14.0 percent (+/- 17.9%)* above the revised August 2021 estimate of 702,000. September 2021: +14.0* % changeAugust 2021 (r): -1.4* % … Continue reading

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index; September, 2021

NEW YORK, October 21, 2021…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased by 0.2 percent in September to 117.5 (2016 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in August and a 0.9 percent increase in July. “The U.S. LEI … Continue reading

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National new home housing metrics; September, 2021

Privately-owned housing starts in September 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,555,000. This is 1.6 percent (+/- 11.4%)* below the revised August 2021 estimate of 1,580,000. September 2021: -1.6* % changeAugust 2021 (r): +1.2* % change

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index, September; 2021

NEW YORK, October 11, 2021…The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) fell marginally in September, the first decrease in seven months. The index now stands at 110.35, down from 110.68 (an upward revision) in June. “The Employment Trends Index has … Continue reading

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Conference Board commentary on September; 2021 jobs report

Lackluster Job Growth amid Delta and Labor Shortages Commentary on September BLS Jobs Report by Frank Steemers, Senior Economist, The Conference Board Today’ jobs report showed the second consecutive month of lackluster job growth, reflecting Delta’s impact on the economy … Continue reading

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