The unemployment rolls continue to grow as businesses adjust to COVID-19 realities.
Meanwhile, the stock market continued to fluctuate.
A strong jobs market and tax cuts are making households feel better off.
An escalation of tariffs or quotas could cause supply chain disruptions.
Despite a mixed outlook on the jobs front, the index is still at a historically strong level.
China’s “consumer upgrade” is driving spending on designer fashion from local and international brands.
The near-term outlook on business conditions and job prospects were areas of concern by consumers.
Business conditions might be somewhat flat, but the availability of jobs six months out is expected to improve.
Consumer sentiment for the short-term — six months out — is expected to rise, particularly on the jobs front.
Confidence over current conditions are at a nearly 16-year high.
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