Campbell Institute members have world class safety systems, so their insight regarding leading indicators
is invaluable as we endeavor to make workplaces everywhere safer.
However, seven of the eight components that make up New Hampshire's Leading Indicator
had a positive contribution in May: unemployment claims, building permits, exports, consumer expectations (regional), stock prices (national), interest rate spread and technology index (national).
For the same reason, fewer employers have implemented safety incentive programs based exclusively on leading indicators
, as it is much more difficult to identify leading indicators
and administer those programs.
Instead, I try to pick just three to five data points that move left to right on the chart so that I can create a series of leading indicators
for my business.
During the Bloomberg interview, its CEO highlighted several aspects which convince him and his team that their leading indicators
are correct in calling a recession.
Among the leading indicators
, moves in stock prices were weak, apparently because investors were risk-averse amid uncertainties over the eurozone debt crisis, the official said.
The six-month annualized rate of change for the composite index of leading indicators
stood at 6.
The Paris-based forecaster said its leading indicator
measure for the UK rose by 0.
are basically business measurements," says Donna Rhodes, a principal researcher for the Lean Aerospace Initiative (LAI) at MIT and co-head of the leading indicators
In this connection, note that the Conference Board, which added the yield curve spread to its index of leading indicators
in 1996, announced in June 2005 that it will adjust its procedures so as to focus on the level and not on the change.
Some measures can be used as leading indicators
of future accident-year results.
Since the unemployment rate is a lagging indicator (a variable used to confirm that a stage of the economic cycle has already occurred), the employment picture won't brighten until more of the forward-looking leading indicators
(such as housing starts or durable goods orders) improve.