The Conference Board
A strong jobs market and tax cuts are making households feel better off.
Consumers aren't so sure about economic growth in their short-term outlook.
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.
Participants in the latest survey were upbeat about the jobs front over the next several months.
The current level is 130.8, near its high of 132.6 in November 2000.
A more positive outlook on the jobs front helped boost the confidence of consumers.
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…
No U.S. recession is expected in 2018 as gross domestic product growth is expected at 2.6 percent from 2017's…
Consumers were more upbeat about current conditions, and only slightly up for the short-term outlook.
Confidence over current conditions are at a nearly 16-year high.
Corporate tax policy change not expected until 2018, and renegotiation of NAFTA could "play out over several…
Confidence rebounds after fall in February; sequential gain in weekly sales best of year.