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Optimism over the jobs front boosted consumer confidence in February.


Consumer Confidence at Highest Level Since 2000

The current level is 130.8, near its high of 132.6 in November 2000.

clock February 27, 2018Vicki M. Young

The perception of an improved jobs market is giving consumer confidence a boost.


Consumer Confidence Rises in January

A more positive outlook on the jobs front helped boost the confidence of consumers.

clock January 30, 2018Vicki M. Young

Consumers were less optimistic about the jobs front six month out.


Consumer Confidence Index Slips Over Near-Term Outlook

The near-term outlook on business conditions and job prospects were areas of concern by consumers.

clock December 27, 2017Vicki M. Young

Confidence over the short-term jobs outlook could be a boost to the holiday shopping period.


Confidence Over Jobs Front Has Consumers Feeling Upbeat

Business conditions might be somewhat flat, but the availability of jobs six months out is expected to improve.

clock November 28, 2017Vicki M. Young


Conference Board Predicts 3% Global GDP Growth in 2018

No U.S. recession is expected in 2018 as gross domestic product growth is expected at 2.6 percent from 2017’s 2.3 percent.

clock November 13, 2017Vicki M. Young

Consumers are upbeat about current conditions.


Consumer Confidence Up Again in August

Consumers were more upbeat about current conditions, and only slightly up for the short-term outlook.

clock August 29, 2017Vicki M. Young

Consumer confidence is still high.

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Consumer Confidence Rose in June; Jobs Outlook Mixed

Confidence over current conditions are at a nearly 16-year high.

clock June 27, 2017Vicki M. Young

Global GDP growth in 2017 estimated at 2.9%.


U.S. Economy Expected to Grow at a Slow Pace in 2017

Corporate tax policy change not expected until 2018, and renegotiation of NAFTA could “play out over several years.”

clock June 12, 2017Vicki M. Young


Consumer Confidence, Weekly Sales Spring Ahead

Confidence rebounds after fall in February; sequential gain in weekly sales best of year.

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