TABLE-US consumer confidence 57.9 in April -Conf Board

April 27 (BestGrowthStock) – The Conference Board’s U.S. consumer
confidence index rose in April to 57.9 from a downwardly
revised 52.3 in March, the private business research group
reported on Tuesday.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a reading of 53.5
in the April index.

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

April March Rev From Feb
Overall Index 57.9 52.3 52.5 46.4
Present Situation 28.6 25.2 26.0 21.7
Expectations 77.4 70.4 70.2 62.9
PRESENT SITUATION INDEX: PERCENT

April March Rev From Feb
Business Conditions

Good 9.1 8.5 8.6 6.8

Bad 40.2 42.1 42.8 45.1

Normal 50.7 49.4 48.6 48.1
Employment

Jobs Plentiful 4.8 4.0 4.4 4.0

Jobs not so plentiful 50.2 49.7 49.8 48.7

Jobs hard to get 45.0 46.3 45.8 47.3
EXPECTATIONS FOR SIX MONTHS HENCE: PERCENT

April March Rev From Feb
Business Conditions

Better 19.8 18.0 18.3 16.1

Worse 12.6 13.6 13.9 15.9

Same 67.6 68.4 67.8 68.0
Employment

More jobs 18.0 14.1 14.6 13.2

Fewer jobs 20.0 21.4 21.6 24.7

Same 62.0 64.5 63.8 62.1
Income

Increase 10.3 10.8 10.5 10.1

Decrease 16.5 17.4 17.6 17.8

Same 73.2 71.8 71.9 72.1
Inflation Rate (Non-Seasonally Adjusted)
Average April March Rev from Feb

5.3 5.4 5.4 5.2

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.

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TABLE-US consumer confidence 57.9 in April -Conf Board