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2.1 Million New Unemployment Claims Continue Jobless Rush

The unemployment rolls continue to grow as businesses adjust to COVID-19 realities.

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Consumer Confidence Dips Even as Shoppers Buy More

Meanwhile, the stock market continued to fluctuate.

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Consumers Are the Most Confident in Almost 18 Years

A strong jobs market and tax cuts are making households feel better off.

clock August 28, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

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Consumer Confidence Wanes in June

Consumers aren’t so sure about economic growth in their short-term outlook.

clock June 26, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Global Economies on Course for 2018; Trade Wars a Question for 2019

An escalation of tariffs or quotas could cause supply chain disruptions.

clock June 11, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Modest Gains on the Short Term for May’s Consumer Confidence Index

Despite a mixed outlook on the jobs front, the index is still at a historically strong level.

clock May 29, 2018Vicki M. Young

Consumers were upbeat again in April.

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Consumers Upbeat Again; Confidence Level Rises

Participants in the latest survey were upbeat about the jobs front over the next several months.

clock April 24, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Optimism over the jobs front boosted consumer confidence in February.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Hurricane Season Hurt Consumer Confidence in September

Consumer sentiment for the short-term — six months out — is expected to rise, particularly on the jobs front.

clock September 26, 2017Vicki M. Young

Consumers are upbeat about current conditions.

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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

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