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Consumer Reports Index shows a significant improvement in the economic lives of Consumers

 

Consumer sentiment hits positive territory as financial difficulties show sharp decline

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Despite international unrest and escalating energy prices, the March Consumer Reports Index reveals its most positive results in two years. A major decline in consumer financial troubles and positive sentiment provide some encouraging news for the American Consumer.

Consumers have seen real improvements in their economic life in the past month. The Consumer Sentiment Index has broken into positive territory at 50.3, which is up from 48.7 a month ago. This is the first time sentiment has been in positive territory since it was first measured in October 2008. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Index Finds the Economy Making Slow Advancements in a Stalwart Recession

 

Employment Index Shows Highest Growth Since April 2009

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY  — After a brief retreat in June, the economy is showing broad improvements in the condition, behavior and expectations of consumers, according to Consumer Reports Index for July.

The Consumer Reports Employment Index numbers show job creation increased to 51.1, its highest level since April 2009. The Employment Index has pointed to employment growth in three of the last four months. In July, 7.8% of Americans started a new job versus 5.7% that lost their job.

Consumer spending across index categories rose in July, particularly in the area of personal electronics and major home appliances. Per capita retail spending was up slightly for July ($274.00), reflecting June activity, from the prior month ($234.00). «Read the rest of this article»

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