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Employment Trends Index declined slightly in August to 110.62
Posted: September 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined slightly in August, following an increase in July. The index now stands at 110.62, almost unchanged from 110.72 (a downward revision) in July. The decrease marks a 0.5 percent decline in the ETI over the past ...


Employment Trends Index increased in July to 110.98
Posted: August 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in July, following a decline in June. The index now stands at 110.98, up from 109.30 (a downward revision) in June. The increase marks a 1.3 percent gain in the ETI over the past 12 months.

“The Employment Trends Index increased in July but continues to hover around a flat trend since the summer of 2018,” said Gad Levanon, Head of The Conference Board’s Labor Market Institute. “In the second half of 2018, the Employment Trends Index started signaling a ...


Employment Trends Index declined in June to 109.51
Posted: July 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined in June, following an increase in May. The index now stands at 109.51, down from 111.22 (a downward revision) in May. The decrease marks a 0.6 percent gain in the ETI over the past 12 months.

“The Employment Trends Index experienced a big drop in June, but this was primarily driven by a large negative contribution from one component – an increase in the percentage of respondents who say they find ‘Jobs Hard to Get’ in The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence ...


Employment Trends Index increased in May to 111.63
Posted: June 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in May, following a decline in April. The index now stands at 111.63, up from 110.21 (a downward revision) in April. The increase marks a 3.5 percent gain in the ETI over the past 12 months.

“The Employment Trends Index increased in May, more than reversing the declines in March and April,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “While we expect some slowdown in job growth, the Employment Trends Index suggests that this ...


Employment Trends Index increased marginally in April to 110.79
Posted: May 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased marginally in April, following a decline in March. The index now stands at 110.79, up from 110.73 (a downward revision) in March. The increase marks a 2.3 percent gain in the ETI over the past 12 months.

“The Employment Trends Index increased slightly in April, but has been moving mostly sideways in recent months,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “In the past month, most economic indicators, including Friday’s job report, came out ...


Employment Trends Index declined in March to 110.98
Posted: April 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined in March, following an increase in February. The index now stands at 110.98, down from 111.62 (an upward revision) in February. Despite the decrease this month, there has been a 3.1 percent gain in the ETI over the past ...


Employment Trends Index increased in February to 111.15
Posted: March 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in February, following a decline in January. The index now stands at 111.15, up from 109.34 (a downward revision) in January. The increase marks a 4.3 percent gain in the ETI over the past 12 months.

“The Employment Trends Index bounced back in February. Last month’s reading had been negatively influenced by the partial government shutdown. In recent months, the index is no longer on an upward trend, suggesting that job growth will slow down in 2019,” said Gad Levanon, ...


Employment Trends Index decreased in January to 109.56
Posted: February 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) decreased in January, following an increase in December. The index now stands at 109.56, down from 110.96 (a downward revision) in December. The decrease marks a 3.4 percent gain in the ETI over the past 12 months.

“Due to the government shutdown, some of the components in this month’s Employment Trends Index release were unavailable or biased. Therefore, we encourage users to take this month’s decline with some caution,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in December to 111.61
Posted: January 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in December, following a minor decline in November. The index now stands at 111.61, up from 110.23 in November. The increase marks a 5.4 percent gain in the ETI over the past 12 months.

“The Employment Trends Index rose sharply in December, reversing the declines in recent months, suggesting that employment will continue to expand in the coming months,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “With gloom and doom views ...


Employment Trends Index declined slightly in November to 110.41
Posted: December 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined slightly in November, following an increase in October. The index now stands at 110.41, down from 110.73 in October. The change versus a year ago, however, remains positive with a 4.4 percent gain in the ETI.

“The Employment Trends Index declined slightly this month and shows some moderation after reaching its highest point so far in August,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The gloom and doom views infecting the financial markets are ...


Employment Trends Index up in October to 110.72
Posted: November 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in October, following a decrease in September. The index now stands at 110.72, up from 110.39 (a downward revision) in September. The change represents a 4.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“After last month’s decline, The Employment Trends Index bounced back and is signaling solid employment growth through the winter,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The main determinants of wage growth – economic growth, a tight ...


Employment Trends Index declined in September to 110.77
Posted: October 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined in September, following an increase in August. The index now stands at 110.77, down from 111.18 (an upward revision) in August. The change represents a 6.7 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“Despite this month’s decline – the result of just two components – the index remains on a solid upward trend, and has been growing rapidly in recent months,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The US economy is very strong now. ...


Employment Trends Index increased in August to 110.88
Posted: September 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in August, after increasing in July. The index now stands at 110.88, up from 109.58 (a downward revision) in July. The change represents a 6.9 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index continues to accelerate, with this month’s year-over-year increase being the strongest since May 2012,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “This supports our projections for strong economic growth in the ...


Employment Trends Index increased in July to 109.89
Posted: August 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in July, after increasing in June. The index now stands at 109.89, up from 108.72 (a downward revision) in June. The change represents a 5.4 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The growth in the Employment Trends Index remains strong, supported by positive contributions from all of its components,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “We expect economic activity to remain strong in the coming months, and the ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in June to 108.94
Posted: July 9, 2018 at 01:39 PM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in June, after decreasing in May. The index now stands at 108.94, up from 107.72 in May. The change represents a 5.2 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“As expected, after decreasing in May, the Employment Trends Index continued its solid path upwards in June, with positive contributions from all of its components,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The labor market will continue ...


Employment Trends Index Decreased in May to 107.69
Posted: June 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) decreased in May, after five consecutive monthly gains. The index now stands at 107.69, down from 108.00 (a downward revision) in April. The change represents a 3.9 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The decline in the Employment Trends Index in May is probably a reversion to trend after the very rapid increases in recent months,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “With the economy growing well above trend, we expect solid job ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in April to 108.08
Posted: May 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in April, after increasing in March. The index now stands at 108.08, up from 107.37 (a downward revision) in March. The change represents a 4.9 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“In recent months, the Employment Trends Index continued to improve, signaling that employment growth will remain solid through the summer,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “With the economy growing well above trend, and the ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in March to 107.72
Posted: April 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in March, after increasing in February. The index now stands at 107.72, up from 107.31 (a downward revision) in February. The change represents a 5.5 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The ETI continued its upward trend in March, suggesting that job growth will remain robust in the coming months,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “We interpret Friday’s disappointing job numbers as noise in an otherwise ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in February to 107.74
Posted: March 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) sharply increased in February, after increasing in January. The index now stands at 107.74, up from 106.50 (a downward revision) in January. The change represents a 5.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index accelerated further in February, suggesting that strong job growth is likely to continue in the coming months,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The six-month growth rate of the index is the highest ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in January to 106.93
Posted: February 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in January, after increasing in December. The index now stands at 106.93, up from 106.59 (a downward revision) in December. The change represents a 5.4 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index continues its solid path upwards and shows no sign of slowing down,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “A strong US economy provides additional tailwinds to employment growth, bringing down the ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in December to 107.10 with benchmark revision
Posted: January 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in December, after virtually no change in November. The index now stands at 107.10, up from 106.36 (revised) in November. The change represents a 5.2 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The rapid improvement in the Employment Trends Index in recent months suggests that job growth is unlikely to slow down in the months ahead,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The US economy has been significantly accelerating in ...


Employment Trends Index decreased in November to 135.88
Posted: December 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) decreased in November, after a sharp increase in October. The index now stands at 135.88, down from 136.23 (an upward revision) in October. The change represents a 4.7 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The decline in the Employment Trends Index in November comes after one of the largest monthly increases ever last month. The ETI is still on an upward trend and suggests that employment is likely to continue to grow in the months ahead,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, ...


Employment Trends Index increased sharply in October to 135.57
Posted: November 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased sharply in October, after declining in September and August. The index now stands at 135.57, up from 132.86 (an upward revision) in September. The change represents a 5.4 percent gain in the ETI compared to a ...


Employment Trends Index declined slightly in September to 132.74
Posted: October 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined slightly in September, following a larger drop in August. The index now stands at 132.74, slightly down from 132.78 (a strong downward revision) in August. The change represents a 3.8 percent gain in the ETI compared to a ...


Employment Trends Index increased in August to 134.62
Posted: September 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Friday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in August, after increasing in July. The index now stands at 134.62, up from 133.60 (a downward revision) in July. The change represents a 5.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The rapid growth in the Employment Trends Index continued in August, suggesting solid job growth in the months ahead,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “While Friday’s job numbers were slightly disappointing, the ETI does not ...


Employment Trends Index increased in July to 133.77
Posted: August 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in July, after decreasing slightly in June. The index now stands at 133.77, up from 132.42 (a downward revision) in June. The change represents a 4.8 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“Those who have been following The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index are not surprised by the strong employment growth in June and July,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “In July, the rapid improvement in the index ...


Employment Trends Index decreased in June to 133.07
Posted: July 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) decreased in June, following an increase in May. The index now stands at 133.07, down slightly from 133.32 (a downward revision) in May. The change represents a 4.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“Despite the June decline in the Employment Trends Index, job growth will remain strong in the coming months. The decline is small and comes after a series of large increases since early 2017,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. ...


Employment Trends Index increased in May to 133.70
Posted: June 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in May, following an increase in April. The index now stands at 133.70, up from 132.77 (an upward revision) in April. The change represents a 6.4 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“While employment numbers have shown some softness in the past three months, there is no slowdown visible in the Employment Trends Index, suggesting solid job growth over the summer,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “Employment ...


Employment Trends Index increased sharply in April to 132.64
Posted: May 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased sharply in April, following an increase in March. The index now stands at 132.64, up from 131.58 (an upward revision) in March. The change represents a 4.1 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index has been expanding rapidly in 2017, suggesting that robust job growth will continue into the summer,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “A tight labor market is about to get much tighter, with solid ...


Employment Trends Index increased in March to 131.43
Posted: April 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in March, after a sharp increase in February. The index now stands at 131.43, up from 131.09 (a downward revision) in February. The change represents a 4.3 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index continued to expand in March, suggesting that solid job growth will continue through the spring,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The surprisingly weak job growth in March is mostly noise in an ...


Employment Trends Index increased in February to 131.39
Posted: March 13, 2017 at 10:53 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in February, after decreasing slightly in January. The index now stands at 131.39, up from 129.91 (a downward revision) in January. The change represents a 3.1 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index increased sharply in February, with positive contributions from each of its eight components, providing more evidence that job growth is accelerating,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “It seems that ...


Employment Trends Index increased slightly in January to 130.04
Posted: February 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased slightly in January, after declining in December. The index now stands at 130.04, up from 129.73(r) in December. The change represents a 2.4 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The continued growth in the Employment Trends Index suggests that job growth will remain solid and perhaps even accelerate in early 2017,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “In both business confidence surveys and hard data, it ...


Employment Trends Index declined slightly in December to 129.62
Posted: January 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined slightly in the final month of 2016, after increasing in November. The index now stands at 129.62, down from 129.93 in November. The change represents a 2.2 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“After strong growth over the previous three months, the Employment Trends Index declined slightly in the final month of 2016. However, the ETI’s trend suggests that job growth will remain solid in early 2017,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The ...


Employment Trends Index increased in November to 129.96
Posted: December 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased again in November, after increasing in October. The index now stands at 129.96, up from 128.95 in October. The change represents a 2.7 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index is showing some signs of acceleration, suggesting that employment growth will not slow down further in the coming months,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “Moderate employment growth will be enough to ...


Employment Trends Index increased in October to 128.97
Posted: November 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased again in October, after increasing in September. The index now stands at 128.97, up from 128.29 (a downward revision) in September. The change represents a 1.0 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index increased moderately in recent months, suggesting solid job growth will continue through early 2017,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The moderation in the ETI’s pace of growth in recent months is ...


Employment Trends Index increased in September to 128.51
Posted: October 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in September, after a slight decline in the prior month. The index now stands at 128.51, up from 127.96 (a downward revision) in August. The change represents a 1.1 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index increased to 128.51 in September, despite a large decline in one component, NFIB, and suggests moderate job growth through the first quarter of 2017,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “Despite the recent ...


Employment Trends Index decreased in August to 128.02
Posted: September 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) decreased in August, after increasing in the prior two months. The index now stands at 128.02, down from 128.44 (an upward revision) in July. The change represents a 0.8 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index is consistent with moderating job growth in the second half of 2016,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “With the ongoing massive retirement of baby boomers, even moderate job growth is enough to continue ...


Employment Trends Index increased in July to 128.28
Posted: August 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in July, after increasing in June. The index now stands at 128.28, up from 127.89 (a downward revision) in June. The change represents a 1.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index is still suggesting that job growth will slow in the coming months, despite strong employment numbers for June and July,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “It is surprising that hiring has been so ...


Employment Trends Index increased in June to 128.13
Posted: July 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in June, after declining in May. The index now stands at 128.13, up from 126.42 (a downward revision) in May. The change represents a 1.8 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index has been moving sideways in the first half of 2016, suggesting only moderate job growth in the coming months,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “In such an uncertain political and economic environment, ...


Employment Trends Index declined in May to 126.81
Posted: June 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) decreased in May, after rebounding in April. The index now stands at 126.81, down from an upwardly revised 128.53 in April. The change represents a modest 0.7 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index decreased in May. Its continued weakness suggests that job growth will remain modest in the coming months,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “Despite softening in the ETI, its recent decline is not ...


Employment Trends Index increased in April to 128.28
Posted: May 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in April, after decreasing in March. The index now stands at 128.28, up from 126.42 in March. The change represents a 1.4 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“Despite the April bounce back in the Employment Trends Index, its growth has slowed in recent months, suggesting that job growth will also slow,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “Employers have become more cautious as economic ...


Employment Trends Index declined in March to 127.48
Posted: April 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined in March, after decreasing slightly in February. The index now stands at 127.48, down from 128.54 in February. The change represents a 1.1 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index has been showing signs of weakening in recent months, suggesting that employment growth is likely to slow through the summer,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “With GDP barely growing at a two percent ...


Employment Trends Index dipped down in February to 129.09
Posted: March 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) dipped down in February. The index now stands at 129.09, down from 129.15 in January (an upward revision). The change represents a 2.1 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The flatness of the Employment trends index since September suggests that the rapid job growth in recent months is likely to slow down,” said Gad Levanon, Managing Director of Macroeconomic and Labor Market Research at The Conference Board. “In particular, we are concerned ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in January to 128.93
Posted: February 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in January. The index now stands at 128.93, up from 128.71 in December (a downward revision). The change represents a 1.9 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index rose for the second month in a row, reducing the likelihood of further slowing in employment growth,” said Gad Levanon, Managing Director of Macroeconomic and Labor Market Research at The Conference Board. “However, the temporary help industry ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in December to 129.33
Posted: January 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in December. The index now stands at 129.33, up from 128.27 in November. The change represents a 2.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index rebounded sharply in December, nearly erasing November’s entire decline,” said Gad Levanon, Managing Director of Macroeconomic and Labor Market Research at The Conference Board. “However, the slowdown in the ETI growth rate in recent months, ...


Employment Trends Index decreased in November to 128.69
Posted: December 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) decreased in November. The index now stands at 128.69, down from 129.75 in October (an upward revision). The change represents a 2.7 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“Despite the strong numbers on job creation in the past few months, the Employment Trends Index posted the largest one month decline since the Great Recession, with five of the eight components contributing negatively to the index,” said Gad Levanon, Managing Director of ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in October to 129.48
Posted: November 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in October. The index now stands at 129.48, up from 128.65 in September (after a downward revision). The change represents a 4.1 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

“The Employment Trends Index continues to show solid and broad-based gains, with no significant slowdown in job growth expected through the first quarter of 2016,” said Gad Levanon, Managing Director of Macroeconomic and Labor Market Research at The Conference Board. “Solid ...


Employment Trends Index Increased slightly in September to 128.76
Posted: October 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased slightly in September. The index now stands at 128.76, up from 128.66 in August (a downward revision). The change represents a 4.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

While Friday’s job report was a disappointment, and the trend in job growth is probably slower than in the last couple of years, the Employment Trends Index does not suggest a negative shock will impact the labor market any time soon. Slower job growth is more in line with ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in August to 128.82
Posted: September 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in August for a second consecutive month. The index now stands at 128.82, up from 127.64 in June (a downward revision). The change represents a 4.5 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

The large increase in the Employment Trends Index in August suggests that a significant moderation in employment growth is unlikely to occur in the coming months. With solid job growth expected to continue, the unemployment rate is likely to go below 5 percent by year’s ...


Employment Trends Index Increased in July to 127.89
Posted: August 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in July for a second consecutive month. The index now stands at 127.89, up from 127.57 in June. The change represents a 4.4 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

““The growth in the Employment Trends Index slowed down in the past 3-6 months, suggesting that we may see somewhat slower job growth in the months ahead,” said Gad Levanon, Managing Director of Macroeconomic and Labor Market Research at The Conference Board. “Still, with ...



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