Labor index advances

A monthly index tracking labor trends continues to rise and forecast job growth in the months ahead.

The Conference Board reported that its Employment Trends Index climbed to 104.32 in December, up 4.7 percent over the same month last year.

“Job growth is picking up some steam in the U.S.,” said Gad Levanon, an economist with the Conference Board, a business research and membership group. However, Levanon doesn’t believe that growth will remain as robust as it was in December, when nonfarm payrolls grew 200,000.

For December, six of eight components of the index advanced.

The Business Times has served as the definitive source for Grand Junction business news since 1994. The journal offers news, views and advice you can use twice each month in print with daily updates online at
  • Connect With The Business Times Staff:
  • Facebook
Recent Post: Labor index advances
Read More Articles by

Short URL:

Posted by on Jan 11 2012. Filed under Trends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Post Your Thoughts Below

Comments are closed


Past Articles

The Business Times Newspaper . 609 North Avenue Suite #2 . Grand Junction, CO 81501 . 970-424-5133
Log in