Consumer Confidence Declines in November


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Consumer Confidence Declines in November


The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had rebounded in October, declined in November. The Index now stands at 88.7 (1985=100), down from 94.1 in October. The Present Situation Index declined from 94.4 to 91.3, while the Expectations Index decreased sharply to 87.0 from 93.8 in October.


Says Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board: “Consumer confidence retreated in November,primarily due to reduced optimism in the short-term outlook. Consumers were somewhat less positive about current business conditions and the present state of the job market; moreover, their optimism in the short-term outlook in both areas has waned. However, income expectations were virtually unchanged and gas prices remain low, which should help boost holiday sales.”

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