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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. Increased in August

Conference Board News Release (09/18/15)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.1% in August to 123.7, following no change in July.

“The U.S. LEI suggests economic growth will remain moderate into the New Year, with little reason to expect growth to pick up substantially,” says Ataman Ozyildirim, director of business cycles and growth research at the Conference Board. “Average working hours and new orders in manufacturing have been weak, pointing to more slow growth in the industrial sector. However, employment, personal income, and manufacturing and trade sales have all been rising, helping to offset the weakness in industrial production in recent months.”

The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.1% in August to 112.6, following a 0.4% increase in July. The Conference Board Lagging Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.2% in August to 118.5, following a 0.3% increase in July.