Consumer confidence retreats in October (10/25/2016)
The Consumer Board’s index dropped almost 5 points to 98.6, possibly due, in part, to political uncertainty, rising gas prices and a lackluster jobs report.
Fla. consumer confidence ticks up 2.8 points (9/30/2016)
Two components rose noticeably: Floridians have a better outlook about their personal finances, and they think it’s a good time to buy big-ticket items.
U.S. consumer confidence hits post-Recession high (9/27/2016)
The monthly survey found consumers generally more upbeat about current conditions and more optimistic about changes in the short-term future.
U.S. consumer confidence hits one-year high (8/30/2016)
The monthly survey found both a short-term and long-term improvement in attitudes about business conditions, the labor market and personal income.
Florida consumer confidence drops in August (8/26/2016)
Most of the pessimism stems from Floridians’ outlook on personal finances – both now and in the future – which accounted for 75% of the decline.
Florida consumer sentiment up 4 points in July (7/29/2016)
UF study: Reversing a 3-month slide, Floridians are feeling more upbeat about their personal finances and economic conditions – now and in the near future.
U.S. consumer confidence stayed steady in July (7/26/2016)
The Conference Board: Consumers were more positive about current business and job conditions – and “cautiously optimistic about growth in the near-term.”
Fla. consumer sentiment trends downward in June (6/24/2016)
While the state GDP and jobs outlook are positive, Floridians continued to show declining confidence in current economic conditions, setting a three-month trend.
U.S. consumer confidence drops again in May (5/31/2016)
When it comes to jobs and business conditions, the percentage of optimists stayed the same or went higher – but the percentage of pessimists grew even more.
Fla. consumers a bit less optimistic in May (5/27/2016)
Presidential campaigns often talk about economic problems and that may have had an impact. Perceptions about personal finances rose but U.S. outlooks declined.
Homeownership rate nears record lows (5/2/2016)
The first quarter of this year saw the homeownership rate decline again, plummeting to 63.6 percent – the third lowest rate on record.
Floridian consumer confidence bumps lower in April (4/29/2016)
Fla. sentiment dropped 3.5 points this month. Only one component improved but “whether it’s a good time to buy a big-ticket item” rose less than a point.