Skip to comments.Consumer confidence hits 138.4 in September, vs. 132 estimate
Posted on 09/25/2018 7:30:27 AM PDT by Hojczyk
September's index print is near the all-time high of 144.7 reached in 2000, the Conference Board said Tuesday.
"These historically high confidence levels should continue to support healthy consumer spending, and should be welcome news for retailers as they begin gearing up for the holiday season," says Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board.
Consumer confidence rose in September, notching its highest level in about 18 years.
The Consumer Board's index rose to 138.4 this month from 134.7 in August. Economists polled by Reuters expected consumer confidence to dip to 132.
"Consumers' assessment of current conditions remains extremely favorable, bolstered by a strong economy and robust job growth," said said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board. "These historically high confidence levels should continue to support healthy consumer spending, and should be welcome news for retailers as they begin gearing up for the holiday season."
Labor-market expectations also improved in September as 22.5 percent of consumers expected more jobs in the months ahead, up from 21.5 percent in August. This comes after the Labor Department said Thursday initial weekly jobless claims fell to their lowest level in nearly 49 years, totaling 201,000 for the week ending Sept. 15.
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By all means, let’s elect Democrats to fook this one up, America.
DowJones - 26,700, all-time high last week...
.NASDAQ - 8,000... all-time high was 8,109, last month
S&P 500 - 2930, all-time high last week...
But the poolsters are all wet.
I see a huge red wave after this Kavanaugh circus..in the red states..
Even if Flake and Snow vote no
Pedal to the metal!
We are coming out of a 10 year long mini Depression(preceded by a long recession) so demand is high for just about everything.
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