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Consumer Confidence Improved Again in September


NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased in September for the second consecutive month. The Index now stands at 108.0 (1985=100), up from 103.6 in August. The Present Situation Index?based on consumers' assessment of current business and labor market conditions?rose to 149.6 from 145.3 last month. The Expectations Index?based on consumers' short-term outlook for income, business, and labor market conditions?increased to 80.3 from 75.8. 

 "Consumer confidence improved in September for the second consecutive month supported in particular by jobs, wages, and declining gas prices," said Lynn Franco, Senior Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. "The Present Situation Index rose again, after declining from April through July. The Expectations Index also improved from summer lows, but recession risks nonetheless persist. Concerns about inflation dissipated further in September?prompted largely by declining prices at the gas pump?and are now at their lowest level since the start of the year."

"Meanwhile, purchasing intentions were mixed, with intentions to buy automobiles and big-ticket appliances up, while home purchasing intentions fell. The latter no doubt reflects rising mortgage rates and a cooling housing market. Looking ahead, the improvement in confidence may bode well for consumer spending in the final months of 2022, but inflation and interest-rate hikes remain strong headwinds to growth in the short term." 

Present Situation

Consumers' appraisal of current business conditions was more favorable in September.

Consumers' assessment of the labor market improved.

Expectations Six Months Hence

Consumers were more positive about the short-term business conditions outlook in September.

Consumers were more optimistic about the short-term labor market outlook.

Consumers were mixed about their short-term financial prospects.


The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on an online sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Toluna, a technology company that delivers real-time consumer insights and market research through its innovative technology, expertise, and panel of over 36 million consumers. The cutoff date for the preliminary results was September 20.

Source: September 2022 Consumer Confidence Survey®
The Conference Board

The Conference Board publishes the Consumer Confidence Index® at 10 a.m. ET on the last Tuesday of every month. Subscription information and the technical notes to this series are available on The Conference Board website: https://www.conference-board.org/data/consumerdata.cfm.

About The Conference Board

The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers trusted insights for what's ahead. Founded in 1916, we are a non-partisan, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org ? Learn more about our mission and becoming a member 

SOURCE The Conference Board


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