consumer confidence

Government, Business

US Consumer Confidence Posts Biggest Increase Since Late 2011

Shoppers at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on June 10. Shoppers at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on June 10. (Emilie Richardson/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer confidence rose in June by more than forecast as optimism increased amid business reopenings, though sentiment remained well below pre-pandemic levels.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2020
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Rises Slightly to 130.7 in February

Mall shoppers Mall shoppers in West Des Moines, Iowa, by Andrew Harnik/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence improved slightly in February, rising to a reading of 130.7, the highest point since August.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
February 25, 2020
Government, Business

US Consumer Confidence Declines for Fourth Straight Month

Shopper looking at wreaths A woman looks through holiday wreaths on sale at a store in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on Nov. 9, 2019. (Brynn Anderson/Associated Press)

U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly fell for a fourth straight month as sentiment about current labor-market conditions eased, posing a challenge to retailers heading into the all-important holiday-shopping season.

William Edwards | Bloomberg News
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Falls for Third Consecutive Month

Appliance shoppers Shoppers look at refrigerators at a Home Depot in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence has fallen for a third consecutive month as optimism about job prospects and business conditions down the road grow weaker.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
October 29, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Comfort in US Improves on Economy

Consumer Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg News

U.S. consumer comfort improved slightly last week as more upbeat assessments of the economy and buying climate were tempered by the weakest reading on personal finances in almost two months.

William Edwards | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Declines by Most in Nine Months

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U.S. consumer confidence posted the biggest drop since the start of the year as Americans’ expectations for the economy and the job market deteriorated, posing a risk to the household spending that is underpinning growth.

William Edwards | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2019

Consumer Comfort Climbs to Five-Week High

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U.S. consumer comfort bounced back to a five-week high as assessments of personal finances reached the second-highest level since 2000, offering hope American households can continue to fuel the economic expansion.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Sentiment Falls Most Since 2012

Customer shopping for television Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

U.S. consumer sentiment fell the most in six years, slumping to the lowest level of Donald Trump’s presidency as Americans expressed concern about how his tariffs will affect the economy.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Fell Less Than Forecast in August

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U.S. consumer confidence declined in August by less than forecast as Americans’ assessment of current conditions climbed to the highest level in almost 19 years, helped by a job market that remains robust.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Drops Most in 10 Months

Consumer shopping John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Sentiment among U.S. consumers fell the most in almost 10 months, led by dimmer views of the economy as market turmoil returned on another flareup in the U.S.-China trade war.

Ryan Haar | Bloomberg News
August 8, 2019