Thursday, March 18, 2010

Leading Economic Index Increases for the 11th Consecutive Month, First Time in Almost Six Years

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.1% in February, following a 0.3% gain in January, and a 1.2% rise in December.

Says Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board: "The LEI for the U.S. has risen rapidly for almost a year now and it has reached its highest level. But, the sharp pick up in the LEI appears to be stabilizing. As the economy moves from recovery into early phases of an expansion, the leading economic index points to moderately improving economic conditions in the near term. Correspondingly, the coincident economic index has been rising since July 2009, albeit slightly because of continued weakness in employment."

MP: The LEI has increased now in every month since last April, marking 11 straight monthly increases in the index for the first time since mid-2003 to mid-2004, almost six years ago.


At 3/18/2010 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to credit the Obama Administration for these great improvements!

At 3/19/2010 7:59 AM, Blogger Proton rick said...

What a bunch of lies. Here in upstate NY, there are no jobs, never will be, taxes are going up, budgets are cut, services for people with disabilities are being curtailed, schools are laying off staff, folks are leaving, tourist towns are empty on weekends, small mom and pop stores are closing, and roads are terrible. Bitterly contested and newly constructed cell phone towers remain inactivated because carriers see no value in htem. Even bars are empty. There is no recovery here. And no hope.


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