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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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Conference Board CCI for September; 2021

New York, September 28, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® declined again in September, following decreases in both July and August. The Index now stands at 109.3 (1985=100), down from 115.2 in August. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; August, 2021

New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in August 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 740,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.This is 1.5 … Continue reading

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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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National new home sales metrics for July; 2021

August 24, 2021 ‐ The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for July 2021: NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES JULY 2021 New Houses Sold1: 708,000 New Houses For … Continue reading

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