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2014-06-04 12:25:08

- The Supply/Demand rate for April fell below 2 (fewer than 2 unemployed for every vacancy) for the first time in over six years NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online advertised vacancies were down 18,900 to 4,904,100 in May, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The April Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.98 unemployed for each vacancy with a total of 4.8 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised...

2014-05-28 04:23:44

BRUSSELS, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area decreased 0.1 percent in April to 111.4 (2004=100), following a 0.2 percent increase in March and a 0.1 percent increase in February. "April's slight decline in the Leading Economic Index suggests that a considerable acceleration in the recovery of the Euro Area economy is unlikely in the months ahead," said Bert Colijn, Senior Economist at The Conference Board. "The decline...

2014-05-27 12:27:47

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had decreased in April, improved moderately in May. The Index now stands at 83.0 (1985=100), up from 81.7 in April. The Present Situation Index increased to 80.4 from 78.5, while the Expectations Index edged up to 84.8 from 83.9 in April. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading...

2014-05-23 00:20:50

BEIJING, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 0.9 percent in April. The index stands at 288.1 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent increase in March and a 0.9 percent increase in February. Three of the six components contributed positively to the index in April. "The LEI for China increased in April," said Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing, "but its overall expansion...

2014-05-21 04:21:02

BRUSSELS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.3 percent in March to 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in February, and a 0.4 percent increase in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in March to 103.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in February, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-05-20 04:20:33

MUMBAI, India, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for India increased 0.7 percent in April. The index stands at 178.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in March and a 0.9 percent decline in February. Seven of the eight components contributed positively to the index in April. "April's gain in the Leading Economic Index for India was driven by improvements across most of its components," said Jing Sima, Economist at The...

2014-05-19 20:21:25

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia was unchanged in March, remaining at 128.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in February, and a 0.2 percent increase in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in March to 124.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in February, and a 0.3...

2014-05-15 04:22:02

BRUSSELS, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.3 percent in March, after increasing 0.4 percent in February and 0.6 percent in January. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 110.2 (2004=100). "The Leading Economic Index for the U.K. continued to increase in March, suggesting that economic growth is likely to remain strong in the months ahead,"...

2014-05-12 20:22:43

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.7 percent in March to 122.0 (2004 = 100), following no change in February, and a 1.0 percent decline in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.4 percent in March to 118.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in February and a 0.8 percent increase in January....

2014-05-07 20:25:42

NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.3 percent in March to 100.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in February, and a 0.3 percent decline in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.5 percent in March to 97.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in February, and a 0.3 percent increase in...


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