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The Unemployment Rate Fell From 13.3% In May To 11.1% In June – Beating The 12.2% Prediction Economists Had. The Labor Department Reported That 4.8 Million Jobs Were Added In June—More Than The 2.9 Million Expected. As Legislators Reconvene After The Holiday, Another Round Of Stimulus Checks Will Be A Major Topic - Which Could Affect Consumer Spending.

The Return Of The NBA

The NBA Season Is Set To Resume On July 30. The 2019-20 NBA Season Went On Hiatus On March 11 Because Of The Coronavirus Pandemic. A Lack Of Sports Will Make For The Perfect Opportunity For Activation As Consumers Of All Ages Will Watch As The NBA Is The Largest Sport To Return To Live Action In The U.S To Date.

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And U.S. Data & Trends, Regulation & Legislation

Covid-19 Economic Impact

July 7 2020.

U.S. Unemployment Rate Fell To 11.1% And 4.8 Million Jobs Were Added In June.  

State Regulations: Covid-19

July 7 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Emerging from New Zealand

June 30 2020.

NEW ZEALAND - Deep-Rooted Economic Concerns Due to COVID-19 Will Likely Alter Direction of Trends, Giving Rise to a More Cautious Approach to Consumption 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

June 30 2020.

The unemployment rate is expected to continue its downward trend to 12.2%. Overall, Consumers Spent An Additional $892.6 Billion In May, with over half going to pay for goods.  

State Regulations: Covid-19

June 30 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

June 23 2020.

35 states have seen their unemployment rates fall. However, consumer are cutting back on the spending and facing financial troubles.  

State Regulations: Covid-19

June 23 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

June 17 2020.

Weekly Update. The Insured Unemployment Rate, Which Is A Basic Measure That Counts Those Collecting Benefits Against The Total Labor Force, Fell 0.2 Percentage Points To 14.4%. 

State Regulations: Covid-19

June 17 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Building Brands During Recessionary Times

June 17 2020.

Part 5.  Every recession varies in scope and duration, but with stay-at-home directives still in place, COVID-19 is upending the market in unique ways.

IRi

Innovation Lessons From The Great Recessions

June 17 2020.

Every recession varies in scope and duration, but COVID-19 is ushering in unique behavioral changes, including

heightened awareness of personal health and safety.

IRi

Covid-19 Economic Impact

June 9 2020.

Weekly Update 

State Regulations: Covid-19

June 17 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Recession Series: Brand Performance CPG

June 9 2020.

During the Great Recession of 2008-2009, only half of major CPG brands grew in both dollar and volume sales in the measured channel.

IRi 

Recession Series: Brand Private Label

June 9 2020.

Since the last Recession, select retailers have invested heavily in Private Label programs, many tiered offerings, product benefits and features, not just price.

IRi 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

June 2 2020.

Although New Unemployment Claims Are Being Filed, The Overall Unemployment Rate Fell Slightly: 3.86 Million Americans Canceled Their Ongoing Unemployment Claims - Meaning, Most Likely, They Got Their Jobs Back. Consumer Conscious Index At Its Highest Level Since 2017.  

State Regulations: Covid-19

June 9 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

May 26 2020.

Another 2.4 Million Workers Filed For Temporary Unemployment Benefits For The Week Ending May 16, 2020 Bringing The Total To 38.6 Million. 40% Of People Making Less Than $40,000 Have Lost Their Jobs Over The Last Month. 

State Regulations: Covid-19

May 26 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Global Consumer Spend Tracker

May 19 2020.

Consumer Spending Tracker For Measured Channels As the COVID-19 outbreak continues in Europe and the United States, governments, businesses and consumers are changing behaviors rapidly

IRi 

Advertising Observations

May 19 2020.

Half of consumers say all or most advertising they see relates to COVID-19.

Numerator 

Learning From Last Recession

May 19 2020.

From the last recession, we see many consumers willing to switch to private brand. Expect that trend to continue after COVID-19. Alcohol pricing also continued to rise despite trying times in the last recession.

Covid-19 Economic Impact

May 19 2020.

First-time Filings For Unemployment Insurance Hit 3.84 Million Last Week As The Wave Of Economic Pain Continues 

State Regulations: Covid-19

May 19 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

May 12 2020.

First-time Filings For Unemployment Insurance Hit 3.84 Million Last Week As The Wave Of Economic Pain Continues 

State Regulations: Covid-19

May 12 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

May 5 2020.

First-time Filings For Unemployment Insurance Hit 3.84 Million Last Week As The Wave Of Economic Pain Continues 

State Regulations: Covid-19

May 5 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Great Recession Reshaped the CPG Demand Curve

May 5 2020.

IRi Recession Series Pt1

IRi 

Recession Retrospective Economic Conditions

May 5 2020.

An analysis of the current environment vs the Great Recession - what happened then, what's happening now, why this time it’s different and what to expect.

Mintel 

Beyond Covid-19 Rebound, Reboot, Reinvent

May 5 2020.

Nielsen has identified three distinct time horizons for global market regeneration beyond the novel coronavirus global health emergency and attached likely scenarios to each.

Nielsen 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

April 28 2020.

Unemployment, spending habits & relief package 

State Regulations: Covid-19

April 28 2020.

State by State Legislation & Regulation Update 

Economic Impact Reshaping Behavior & Market Demand

April 28 2020.

An analysis of COVID-19 implications for consumers and the US economy. 

State Regulations: Covid-19

April 21 2020.

Latest Legislation Update 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

April 21 2020.

Nearly all jobs since the 2009 recession have been wiped out in a month 

Cannabis in the time of Covid-19

April 21 2020.

Mintel 

Colleges and Universities Unprepared

April 21 2020.

Financial Impact of Covid-19

Mintel 

Global Consumer Confidence

April 21 2020.

The survey closed before the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on March 11. The results reflect a more positive state of mind of the consumer than is the case today.

The Conference Board  |  Nielsen 

Covid-19: Lessons From Hong Kong

April 14 2020.

IRI Asia Pacific Industry Insights

IRi 

Covid-19 Impact

Consumer Spending

April 14 2020.

Consumer Spending Tracker for Measured Channels

IRi 

State Regulations: Covid-19

April 14 2020. 

Covid-19 Economic Impact

April 6 2020.

Current Consumer and Category Trends. 

Stimulus Check Spending

April 21 2020.

Many Americans are Opting for Necessary Spending

 

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