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.
Consumer confidence drops a bit in April (4/26/2016)
While American consumers still feel fairly optimistic about present conditions, they continue to voice concerns about the not-too-distant future.
Fla. consumer sentiment rises in March (4/1/2016)
The biggest spike was in Floridians’ one-year expectation for personal finances, which rose 6.1 points. Overall, the index was 1.6 points higher than in Feb.
Consumer confidence surges on hopes for the future (3/29/2016)
The overall March index rose 2.2 points this month, but the measure of consumers’ attitudes about the short-term future rose almost 5 points.
Fla. consumer sentiment a bit lower (2/26/2016)
While current and short-term future outlooks held up well, Floridians’ five-year outlook dropped, causing the overall index to decline almost one point.
Consumer confidence dips in Feb. (2/23/2016)
Americans’ attitudes fell backward to 92.2 this month, due largely to attitudes about business conditions; previously, the index rose to 97.8 in Jan.