Commerce Economics

CEO Confidence Declined to Lowest Level in a Decade

Trade Tensions Likely to Have Lingering Impact on Business, According to Separate Poll of CEOs/CFOs NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™, which was unchanged at 43 in the second quarter of 2019, declined to a reading of 34 in the third quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive […]


ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 135,000 Jobs in September

ROSELAND, N.J., Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Private sector employment increased by 135,000 jobs from August to September according to the September ADP National Employment Report®.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll […]


Raytheon’s economic impact to Arizona now tops $2.6 billion

New report reveals company’s growing statewide benefit PHOENIX, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) makes a $2.6 billion annual economic impact to Arizona, according to a new study conducted by Arizona State University’s Seidman Institute. The research firm analyzed Raytheon contributions to the state in the form of wages, taxes, suppliers and other key indicators.  The latest study shows Raytheon’s […]