Consumer Confidence Rises Featured
04 March 2017
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined moderately in January, increased in February. The Index now stands at 114.8, up from 111.6 in January.Consumers’ assessment of the labor market was also mixed. Those stating jobs are “plentiful” declined from 27.1 percent to 26.2 percent, while those claiming jobs are “hard to get” also decreased, from 21.1 percent to 20.3 percent.