Economist, Morning Consult
Analysis: More People Got Back to Work in August, but Outlook Dims for Those Still Looking for Jobs
Surveys indicate the U.S. workforce is becoming increasingly divided into two groups: Those who are more confident in keeping their jobs and those who are more pessimistic that they can return to their old ones or cover their expenses as federal jobless benefits decrease or expire, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer
Analysis: Impact of Executive Orders on Consumer Confidence Unlikely to Boost Spending
Since the end of July, confidence has climbed slightly, possibly in anticipation of executive action from the president, though a chasm between consumers and investors remains, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes.
Analysis: Unemployment Insurance Hasn’t Disincentivized Workers From Re-entering the Job Market
With the expiration of $600 per week unemployment insurance benefits, 5.4 million Americans will struggle to pay their bills by the end of this month, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes.
Analysis: How COVID-19 Has Changed Consumer Confidence in All 50 States
Tracking how consumer perceptions have shifted in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
Analysis: Divergent Paths for Consumer Confidence in U.S., Europe Underline Need to Control Coronavirus Spread
After moving in lockstep during the early stages of the pandemic, consumer confidence in the United States and Europe resumed taking opposite paths, which shows that an economic recovery isn’t possible without a meaningful reduction in COVID-19 cases, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes.
Analysis: A Drop in Consumer Confidence During the Pandemic Isn’t a Partisan Issue
Republicans are more likely to express confidence in the economy, but confidence among independents, Democrats and Republicans alike is well below pre-pandemic levels, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer
Analysis: Contraction in Consumer Sentiment in July Signals a Rough Month for Businesses
Households making at least $100,000 drove the recovery in Morning Consult’s Index of Consumer Sentiment in May and June, but they are now leading the index’s recent fall, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer.
Analysis: Don’t Expect Drop in Unemployment to Continue Past June
The decrease in joblessness in June was primarily driven by an increase in part-time workers who found new jobs and paid furloughed workers who went back to their old jobs, but the composition of the workers who are still unemployed means the U.S. is unlikely to see further improvements to the jobless rate, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer.
Analysis: Unlike in Europe, One Size Doesn’t Fit All in Asia’s Post-COVID Economic Outlook
Morning Consult consumer confidence data shows Japan is best positioned to recover from the downturn, while sluggish sentiment in China, India is likely to weigh on spending, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer
Analysis: Increases in COVID Cases Jeopardize Rebound in Consumer Confidence