Conference Board's Employment Trends Index rises 0.3% - the first increase since Jan. 2008. The...

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Conference Board's Employment Trends Index rises 0.3% - the first increase since Jan. 2008. The index now stands at 88.5, and is down 15.6% from a year ago. Group says the data suggest  the decline in job losses will continue, notwithstanding Friday's NFP number, "but the road to recovery is definitely going to be bumpy and may last unusually long."