TABLE-US consumer confidence 53.5 in Aug -Conf Board

Aug 31 (BestGrowthStock) – The Conference Board’s U.S. consumer
confidence index rose in August to 53.5 from a upwardly
revised 51.0 in July, the private business research group
reported on Tuesday.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a reading of 50.5
for the August index.

Below are the highlights of the survey:
COMPOSITE SERIES INDEX NUMBERS (1985=100 Seasonally Adjusted)

Aug July Rev From June
Overall Index 53.5 51.0 50.4 54.3
Present Situation 24.9 26.4 26.1 26.8
Expectations 72.5 67.5 66.6 72.7
PRESENT SITUATION INDEX: PERCENT

Aug July Rev From June
Business Conditions

Good 8.7 8.8 9.0 8.4

Bad 41.9 43.3 43.6 41.0

Normal 49.4 47.9 47.4 50.6
Employment

Jobs Plentiful 3.8 4.4 4.3 4.3

Jobs not so plentiful 50.5 50.5 49.9 52.2

Jobs hard to get 45.7 45.1 45.8 43.5
EXPECTATIONS FOR SIX MONTHS HENCE: PERCENT

Aug July Rev From June
Business Conditions

Better 17.0 15.8 15.9 17.1

Worse 13.4 15.3 15.7 13.9

Same 69.6 68.9 68.4 69.0
Employment

More jobs 14.6 14.2 14.3 16.2

Fewer jobs 19.4 20.9 21.1 20.1

Same 66.0 64.9 64.6 63.7
Income

Increase 10.6 10.6 10.0 10.6

Decrease 16.1 17.7 17.5 16.8

Same 73.3 71.7 72.5 72.6
Inflation Rate (Non-Seasonally Adjusted)
Average Aug July Rev from June

4.9 4.9 4.9 5.1

The monthly survey of roughly 5,000 U.S. households is
conducted by NFO Research Inc. of Greenwich, Connecticut, for
the Conference Board, a New York-based business and economics
research group funded by major corporations globally.

TABLE-US consumer confidence 53.5 in Aug -Conf Board