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Consumer confidence up moderately.



May Results

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index Consumer Confidence Index

A measure of consumer views regarding the current economic situation and consumer expectations for the future. Information for the index is compiled and released on the last Tuesday of each month by the Conference Board, an
, which improved sharply in April, posted a moderate increase in May. The Index now stands at 83.8 (1985=100), up from 81.0 in April. The Expectations Index rose to 94.4 from 84.8. The Present Situation Index, however, fell to 67.9 from 75.2.

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NFO National Family Opinion
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Consumers' assessment of current conditions was less favorable fa·vor·a·ble  
adj.
1. Advantageous; helpful: favorable winds.

2. Encouraging; propitious: a favorable diagnosis.

3.
 than last month. Respondents In the context of marketing research, a representative sample drawn from a larger population of people from whom information is collected and used to develop or confirm marketing strategy.  rating present business conditions as "bad" rose to 28.4 percent from 23.9 percent, while those holding the opposite view rose remained virtually unchanged at 16.1 percent. Labor market labor market A place where labor is exchanged for wages; an LM is defined by geography, education and technical expertise, occupation, licensure or certification requirements, and job experience  conditions also deteriorated. Consumers reporting jobs are hard to get jumped to 32.6 percent from 29.4 percent, while those claiming jobs are plentiful plen·ti·ful  
adj.
1. Existing in great quantity or ample supply.

2. Providing or producing an abundance: a plentiful harvest.
 slipped to 12.6 percent from 13.0 percent.

Consumers' short-term Short-term

Any investments with a maturity of one year or less.


short-term

1. Of or relating to a gain or loss on the value of an asset that has been held less than a specified period of time.
 expectations posted another significant improvement. Respondents anticipating an improvement in business conditions over the next several months rose to 22.8 percent from 18.9 percent. Consumers anticipating conditions to worsen wors·en  
tr. & intr.v. wors·ened, wors·en·ing, wors·ens
To make or become worse.


worsen
Verb

to make or become worse

worsening adjn
 fell to 9.7 percent from 12.3 percent. The employment outlook was also more favorable. Respondents anticipating more jobs to become available increased to 17.8 percent from 16.4 percent, while those expecting fewer jobs fell to 17.6 percent from 20.9 percent. The proportion of consumers anticipating an increase in their income edged down to 17.0 percent from 17.2 percent.

The post-war euphoria An interpreted programming language developed in 1993 by Robert Craig at Rapid Deployment Software that is noted for its execution speed, flexibility and simplicity. It can simulate any programming method including object-oriented constructs.  experienced last month has quickly given way and consumers' focus has returned to matters on the home front. Labor market conditions continue to be of concern, but consumers anticipate a turnaround Turnaround

A situation where a company that has had poor performance for an extended period of time experiences a positive reversal.

Notes:
A speculator may profit from a turnaround if he or she accurately anticipates the improvement of a poorly performing company.
 in the coming months. While the overall Index improved moderately, the decline in the Present Situation Index suggests consumers will continue spending at current levels.

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Consumer Confidence  +2.8  83.8
Present Situation    -7.3  67.9
Expectations         +9.6  94.4

Consumer Confidence and Buying Plans

Based on surveys conducted by NFO Research, Inc.

Percentage of households = 100%

All series seasonally adjusted

Business

Employment

Income


                                             2002
                             May      June     July      Aug.

Composite Series: Index
 Numbers, 1985=100

Consumer Confidence Index  110.3     106.3     97.4      94.5
  Present Situation        111.2     104.9     99.4      93.1
  Expectations             109.7     107.2     96.1      95.5

Appraisal of Present
 Situation: Percent

Business Conditions
  Good                      21.2      19.9     20.2      16.7
  Bad                       18.5      19.5     22.1      21.8
  Normal                    60.3      60.6     57.7      61.5
Employment
  Jobs plentiful            21.2      20.1     18.8      17.4
  Jobs not so plentiful     57.0      56.7     57.3      58.8
  Jobs hard to get          21.8      23.2     23.9      23.8

Expectations for Six
 Months Hence: Percent

Business Conditions
  Better                    24.9      23.7     20.8      22.2
  Worse                      6.8       7.1      9.2      10.0
  Same                      68.3      69.2     70.0      67.8
Employment
  More jobs                 21.2      20.4     17.3      17.4
  Fewer jobs                13.6      14.3     17.0      17.8
  Same                      65.2      65.3     65.7      64.8
Income
  Increase                  21.1      20.9     20.1      22.1
  Decrease                   7.8       8.0      9.6      10.1
  Same                      71.1      71.1     70.3      67.8

Plans to Buy Within Six
 Months: Percent

Automobile
  Yes                        7.9       7.8      8.3       7.4
  New                        3.8       3.9      3.3       4.1
  Used                       2.7       3.0      3.8       2.3
  Uncertain                  1.4       0.9      1.2       1.0
Home
  Yes                        3.6       3.4      3.8       4.5
  New                        1.1       0.8      0.9       1.7
  Lived in                   1.5       1.5      1.9       1.9
  Uncertain                  1.0       1.1      1.0       0.9
Major appliances
  Total plans               27.6      29.6     28.0      31.3
  Refrigerator               4.7       4.4      3.7       4.8
  Washing machine            3.3       3.8      3.4       3.7
  TV Set                     6.6       7.7      7.4       7.3
  Vacuum Cleaner             4.7       4.8      4.3       5.8
  Range                      3.1       3.1      3.3       3.3
  Clothes dryer              3.0       3.8      3.0       3.4
  Air conditioner            2.2       2.0      2.9       3.0
Carpet                       5.7       5.8      5.5       5.2

Vacation Intended Within
 Six Months: Percent

Vacation Intended                     44.5               42.2
 Destination
  U.S.                                38.7               35.2
  Foreign country                      7.3                9.2
 Means of Travel
  Automobile                          24.9               22.4
  Airplane                            19.6               17.7
  Other                                3.4                4.0


                                             2002
                           Sept.     Oct.      Nov.      Dec.

Composite Series: Index
 Numbers, 1985=100

Consumer Confidence Index   93.7     79.6      84.9      80.7
  Present Situation         88.5     77.2      78.3      69.6
  Expectations              97.2     81.1      89.3      88.1

Appraisal of Present
 Situation: Percent

Business Conditions
  Good                      18.5     15.6      16.1      14.5
  Bad                       23.8     27.7      25.7      25.9
  Normal                    57.7     56.7      58.2      59.6
Employment
  Jobs plentiful            15.9     14.7      14.2      12.3
  Jobs not so plentiful     58.7     58.0      58.5      58.0
  Jobs hard to get          25.4     27.3      27.3      29.7

Expectations for Six
 Months Hence: Percent

Business Conditions
  Better                    21.6     19.3      20.3      21.1
  Worse                      9.7     14.3      11.3      11.0
  Same                      68.7     66.4      68.4      67.9
Employment
  More jobs                 17.3     15.3      15.4      15.4
  Fewer jobs                16.8     22.1      18.8      20.2
  Same                      65.9     62.6      65.8      64.4
Income
  Increase                  21.5     17.9      19.4      19.6
  Decrease                   8.9     11.3       9.9      10.7
  Same                      69.6     70.8      70.7      69.7

Plans to Buy Within Six
 Months: Percent

Automobile
  Yes                        7.2      6.9       6.8       7.7
  New                        2.7      3.1       2.8       3.3
  Used                       3.0      2.8       2.4       3.4
  Uncertain                  1.5      1.0       1.6       1.0
Home
  Yes                        3.3      3.1       3.1       3.2
  New                        0.9      0.8       0.8       1.0
  Lived in                   1.4      1.4       1.5       1.4
  Uncertain                  1.0      0.9       0.8       0.8
Major appliances
  Total plans               26.2     28.3      28.6      28.4
  Refrigerator               4.2      4.4       3.9       4.5
  Washing machine            3.5      4.0       3.4       3.5
  TV Set                     6.6      7.5       6.7       7.5
  Vacuum Cleaner             3.8      4.3       5.4       4.8
  Range                      2.7      2.9       3.0       3.0
  Clothes dryer              2.9      3.2       3.4       3.4
  Air conditioner            2.5      2.0       2.8       1.7
Carpet                       5.7      5.3       5.2       5.2

Vacation Intended Within
 Six Months: Percent

Vacation Intended                    47.3                43.3
 Destination
  U.S.                               40.1                34.7
  Foreign country                     8.0                 9.1
 Means of Travel
  Automobile                         26.1                23.7
  Airplane                           17.8                16.0
  Other                               3.4                 4.3


                                             2003
                           Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.(r)

Composite Series: Index
 Numbers, 1985=100

Consumer Confidence Index  78.8      64.8      61.4         81.0
  Present Situation        75.3      63.5      61.4         75.2
  Expectations             81.1      65.7      61.4         84.8

Appraisal of Present
 Situation: Percent

Business Conditions
  Good                     15.0      13.6      13.6         16.2
  Bad                      26.7      29.6      30.0         23.9
  Normal                   58.3      56.8      56.4         59.9
Employment
  Jobs plentiful           14.5      11.4      11.4         13.0
  Jobs not so plentiful    56.6      58.6      56.3         57.6
  Jobs hard to get         28.9      30.0      32.3         29.4

Expectations for Six
 Months Hence: Percent

Business Conditions
  Better                   17.7      14.9      13.0         18.9
  Worse                    14.0      19.1      20.0         12.3
  Same                     68.3      66.0      67.0         68.8
Employment
  More jobs                14.2      12.4      10.8         16.4
  Fewer jobs               21.2      28.5      26.5         20.9
  Same                     64.6      59.1      62.7         62.7
Income
  Increase                 18.4      16.0      15.8         17.2
  Decrease                 10.2      12.2      13.4         10.7
  Same                     71.4      71.8      70.8         72.1

Plans to Buy Within Six
 Months: Percent

Automobile
  Yes                       6.8       6.9       6.6          6.0
  New                       3.0       2.8       3.0          2.8
  Used                      3.0       3.0       2.8          2.1
  Uncertain                 0.8       1.1       0.8          1.1
Home
  Yes                       3.6       3.8       3.2          3.4
  New                       1.2       1.0       0.9          1.3
  Lived in                  1.7       1.7       1.3          1.4
  Uncertain                 0.7       1.1       1.0          0.7
Major appliances
  Total plans              28.2      27.5      28.2         29.7
  Refrigerator              5.8       4.1       5.3          4.7
  Washing machine           3.4       3.9       3.0          3.7
  TV Set                    6.3       6.1       6.7          7.0
  Vacuum Cleaner            4.3       5.3       5.1          4.9
  Range                     3.3       2.7       3.1          3.1
  Clothes dryer             3.1       3.5       3.2          4.1
  Air conditioner           2.0       1.9       1.8          2.2
Carpet                      5.6       5.0       6.1          5.6

Vacation Intended Within
 Six Months: Percent

Vacation Intended                    42.7                   42.4
 Destination
  U.S.                               35.5                   37.0
  Foreign country                     8.7                    7.1
 Means of Travel
  Automobile                         23.8                   24.7
  Airplane                           17.5                   17.3
  Other                               3.6                    3.3


                              2003
                           May(p)

Composite Series: Index
 Numbers, 1985=100

Consumer Confidence Index    83.8
  Present Situation          67.9
  Expectations               94.4

Appraisal of Present
 Situation: Percent

Business Conditions
  Good                       16.1
  Bad                        28.4
  Normal                     55.5
Employment
  Jobs plentiful             12.6
  Jobs not so plentiful      54.8
  Jobs hard to get           32.6

Expectations for Six
 Months Hence: Percent

Business Conditions
  Better                     22.8
  Worse                       9.7
  Same                       67.5
Employment
  More jobs                  17.8
  Fewer jobs                 17.6
  Same                       64.6
Income
  Increase                   17.0
  Decrease                    9.8
  Same                       73.2

Plans to Buy Within Six
 Months: Percent

Automobile
  Yes                         7.6
  New                         3.7
  Used                        2.5
  Uncertain                   1.4
Home
  Yes                         3.6
  New                         1.1
  Lived in                    1.5
  Uncertain                   1.0
Major appliances
  Total plans                31.0
  Refrigerator                5.7
  Washing machine             3.8
  TV Set                      7.1
  Vacuum Cleaner              5.1
  Range                       3.8
  Clothes dryer               3.6
  Air conditioner             1.9
Carpet                        5.5

Vacation Intended Within
 Six Months: Percent

Vacation Intended
 Destination
  U.S.
  Foreign country
 Means of Travel
  Automobile
  Airplane
  Other

(p) - preliminary

(r) - revised

Inflation

Interest Rates

Stock Prices

Expectations for Twelve Months Hence: Percent

Not Seasonally                         2002
Adjusted         May      June      July      Aug.      Sept.

Inflation Rate
  Average        4.2       4.2       4.2       4.3        4.2

Interest Rates
  Higher        54.6      51.4      45.3      43.8       43.1
  Same          34.6      35.6      39.3      36.5       39.4
  Lower         10.8      13.0      15.4      19.7       17.5

Stock Prices
  Increase      37.1      32.4      26.5      33.9       32.9
  Same          40.3      38.6      35.4      30.0       34.8
  Decrease      22.6      29.0      38.1      36.1       32.3

Not Seasonally               2002                       2003
Adjusted        Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.

Inflation Rate
  Average        4.4       4.1       4.4       4.4       4.8

Interest Rates
  Higher        41.8      42.1      43.5      43.7      41.7
  Same          38.9      35.8      38.9      39.9      38.4
  Lower         19.3      22.1      17.6      16.4      19.9

Stock Prices
  Increase      29.1      34.4      33.3      31.3      25.2
  Same          31.3      35.3      34.9      34.6      32.6
  Decrease      39.6      30.3      31.8      34.1      42.2

Not Seasonally               2003
Adjusted        Mar.       Apr(r)    May(p)

Inflation Rate
  Average        5.0          4.5       4.1

Interest Rates
  Higher        39.9         45.4      44.5
  Same          38.0         35.9      40.8
  Lower         22.1         18.7      14.7

Stock Prices
  Increase      22.9         35.1      36.4
  Same          30.5         32.7      38.6
  Decrease      46.6         32.2      25.0

(p) - preliminary

(r) - revised

Consumer Confidence Index, 1985 = 100


                                              2002
All series seasonally    May      June      July      Aug.     Sept.
adjusted

Age of Household Head
  Under 35             112.9     116.6     108.8     100.8     106.2
  35-54                110.5     104.6      98.0      97.7      93.2
  55 and over          106.6     101.9      90.1      86.6      86.6

Household Income
  Under $15,000         74.8      77.3      71.8      64.6      69.0
  $15,000-24,999        89.6      95.7      77.3      70.0      68.1
  $25,000-34,999       108.1     102.7      85.6      94.8      93.9
  $35,000-49,999       111.2     105.7     106.9     101.6      94.5
  $50,000 and over     127.8     118.4     111.3     110.1     108.7


                                    2002                       2003
All series seasonally  Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.
adjusted

Age of Household Head
  Under 35             92.5      90.5      98.3      89.5      78.5
  35-54                78.1      85.2      80.1      81.3      65.1
  55 and over          75.0      80.8      73.9      70.7      57.2

Household Income
  Under $15,000        62.6      65.1      58.7      57.9      45.4
  $15,000-24,999       69.0      72.3      62.1      60.8      57.7
  $25,000-34,999       73.1      77.9      79.6      68.2      66.1
  $35,000-49,999       81.4      87.3      85.2      83.4      60.9
  $50,000 and over     89.8      96.1      93.2      92.0      74.7

                                                       3 mos.
                                    2003                Percnet
All series seasonally  Mar.      Apr.(r)   May (p)   Change *
adjusted

Age of Household Head
  Under 35             68.6         89.7      91.2       -6.3
  35-54                62.0         80.3      86.2        0.9
  55 and over          55.9         75.6      75.7        2.6

Household Income
  Under $15,000        41.9         61.2      69.8        6.8
  $15,000-24,999       52.5         68.0      69.6        5.2
  $25,000-34,999       55.8         81.8      84.7        3.9
  $35,000-49,999       65.0         78.2      81.4       -2.1
  $50,000 and over     71.5         91.3      92.8       -1.7

(p) - preliminary

(r) - revised

* Percent Change: Average of last three months shown as compared with
preceding three months.

Age and Income data have been adjusted for seasonal variations.

Seasonally unadjusted
Index numbers:                                 2002
U.S. Average, 1985 = 100     Apr.        May      June      July

New England
  Consumer Confidence Index  106.7     107.3     104.8      92.4
  Present Situation          115.5     119.2     110.7      96.3
  Expectations               100.8      99.4     100.9      89.9
Middle Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index   92.3      95.9      84.2      84.8
  Present Situation           83.1      90.2      80.0      83.4
  Expectations                98.4      99.7      86.9      85.7
East North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index  102.8     107.4      97.5      86.5
  Present Situation           91.3     108.5      95.3      84.6
  Expectations               110.5     106.6      98.9      87.8
West North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index  103.0      95.6     101.5      93.2
  Present Situation          104.4     109.4     119.9     100.7
  Expectations               102.1      86.4      89.2      88.2
South Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index  117.2     115.3     119.7     110.2
  Present Situation          120.9     121.6     130.0     122.2
  Expectations               114.7     111.0     112.9     102.2
East South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index   95.4      95.1     103.7      86.5
  Present Situation           91.0      92.7      97.6      90.3
  Expectations                98.4      96.6     107.8      84.0
West South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index  122.9     108.6     109.8     102.2
  Present Situation          125.1     112.6     109.8     112.1
  Expectations               121.5     105.9     109.9      95.6
Mountain
  Consumer Confidence Index  114.5     124.5     113.0      95.7
  Present Situation          102.9     124.2     116.6      97.0
  Expectations               122.2     124.7     110.6      94.8
Pacific
  Consumer Confidence Index  105.0     113.5     105.4      93.8
  Present Situation           95.7     102.5      91.7      91.0
  Expectations               111.2     120.9     114.5      95.7

Seasonally unadjusted
Index numbers:                                 2002
U.S. Average, 1985 = 100      Aug.     Sept.      Oct.     Nov.

New England
  Consumer Confidence Index   90.5      89.2      74.2     82.5
  Present Situation          113.7      94.3      70.8     79.9
  Expectations                75.1      85.8      76.5     84.3
Middle Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index   80.9      90.2      68.2     74.9
  Present Situation           73.5      84.8      66.7     67.1
  Expectations                85.8      93.8      69.2     80.2
East North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index   86.7      89.9      83.3     88.0
  Present Situation           79.0      88.0      85.6     84.5
  Expectations                91.9      91.1      81.8     90.3
West North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index   85.3      95.2      85.3     85.8
  Present Situation           86.2     110.7      98.1     93.3
  Expectations                84.7      85.0      76.8     80.8
South Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index  101.1     101.3      90.4     97.6
  Present Situation          110.1     100.5     101.1     98.1
  Expectations                95.1     101.9      83.3     97.2
East South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index   90.4      99.9      90.3     83.1
  Present Situation           88.1      99.4      95.3     77.2
  Expectations                92.0     100.2      87.0     87.0
West South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index  100.2      95.9      83.7     91.4
  Present Situation          103.2      90.4      81.7     91.5
  Expectations                98.2      99.6      85.0     91.4
Mountain
  Consumer Confidence Index   93.5     102.2      85.7     94.2
  Present Situation           88.8     102.8      72.5     89.7
  Expectations                96.6     101.8      94.5     97.2
Pacific
  Consumer Confidence Index   94.5      91.3      88.5     82.1
  Present Situation           89.3      83.1      80.0     63.9
  Expectations                97.9      96.9      94.2     94.2

Seasonally unadjusted
Index numbers:                  2002                  2003
U.S. Average, 1985 = 100     Dec.      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.

New England
  Consumer Confidence Index  62.2      74.4      62.8      57.6
  Present Situation          66.0      63.9      44.5      38.0
  Expectations               59.6      81.5      75.1      70.8
Middle Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index  70.1      65.4      57.3      54.7
  Present Situation          58.7      53.8      43.2      52.5
  Expectations               77.7      73.1      66.8      56.2
East North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index  76.9      79.3      58.2      58.5
  Present Situation          59.6      67.5      46.5      52.2
  Expectations               88.5      87.2      66.0      62.7
West North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index  70.5      77.5      65.2      60.2
  Present Situation          75.2      76.1      60.9      56.2
  Expectations               67.3      78.4      68.0      63.0
South Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index  91.1      87.2      78.9      70.8
  Present Situation          91.2      88.2      81.6      74.1
  Expectations               91.1      86.6      77.1      68.6
East South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index  79.2      76.2      60.7      59.7
  Present Situation          84.6      70.3      56.5      56.0
  Expectations               75.6      80.1      63.4      62.2
West South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index  87.0      94.3      75.1      62.3
  Present Situation          79.3      89.4      68.7      53.3
  Expectations               92.1      97.6      79.4      68.3
Mountain
  Consumer Confidence Index  88.1      97.6      68.8      59.9
  Present Situation          81.3      94.8      62.5      49.2
  Expectations               92.6      99.5      73.1      67.1
Pacific
  Consumer Confidence Index  75.5      69.7      63.3      63.0
  Present Situation          56.2      54.6      51.3      57.9
  Expectations               88.5      79.8      71.2      66.4

Seasonally unadjusted                              3-MONTH AVG.
Index numbers:                       2003             Mar., Apr., May
U.S. Average, 1985 = 100     Apr.(r)   May(p)     2002     2003

New England
  Consumer Confidence Index     66.4     85.3    105.3     69.8
  Present Situation             52.0     68.6    110.1     52.8
  Expectations                  76.0     96.5    102.1     81.1
Middle Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index     68.4     69.6     94.4     64.3
  Present Situation             58.2     51.7     86.4     54.1
  Expectations                  75.2     81.6     99.8     71.0
East North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index     73.4     69.6    104.8     67.2
  Present Situation             60.9     51.7     98.5     54.9
  Expectations                  81.8     81.6    108.9     75.4
West North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index     63.6     85.7    101.2     69.8
  Present Situation             59.2     82.4    105.4     65.9
  Expectations                  66.6     87.9     98.4     72.5
South Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index     93.4     88.8    117.7     84.3
  Present Situation             96.7     82.4    121.1     84.4
  Expectations                  91.2     93.1    115.5     84.3
East South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index     79.4     84.8     99.8     74.7
  Present Situation             79.7     70.1     95.4     68.6
  Expectations                  79.3     94.6    102.7     78.7
West South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index     92.7    101.2    116.6     85.4
  Present Situation             91.8     95.0    119.2     80.0
  Expectations                  93.3    105.4    114.9     89.0
Mountain
  Consumer Confidence Index     94.9     84.3    119.0     79.7
  Present Situation             80.3     64.0    116.9     64.5
  Expectations                 104.6     97.8    120.5     89.8
Pacific
  Consumer Confidence Index     75.9     78.7    111.0     72.5
  Present Situation             57.5     46.2    100.5     53.9
  Expectations                  88.1    100.3    118.0     84.9

Seasonally unadjusted
Index numbers:               Percent
U.S. Average, 1985 = 100     Change *

New England
  Consumer Confidence Index     -33.7
  Present Situation             -52.0
  Expectations                  -20.6
Middle Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index     -31.9
  Present Situation             -37.4
  Expectations                  -28.8
East North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index     -35.9
  Present Situation             -44.2
  Expectations                  -30.8
West North Central
  Consumer Confidence Index     -31.0
  Present Situation             -37.5
  Expectations                  -26.3
South Atlantic
  Consumer Confidence Index     -28.4
  Present Situation             -30.3
  Expectations                  -27.0
East South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index     -25.2
  Present Situation             -28.1
  Expectations                  -23.3
West South Central
  Consumer Confidence Index     -26.8
  Present Situation             -32.9
  Expectations                  -22.6
Mountain
  Consumer Confidence Index     -33.1
  Present Situation             -44.8
  Expectations                  -25.4
Pacific
  Consumer Confidence Index     -34.7
  Present Situation             -46.4
  Expectations                  -28.0

(p) - preliminary

(r) - revised

* Percent Change: Average of last three months shown as compared with
the same period a year ago. Regional data are not adjusted for seasonal
variation.
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