TABLE-US consumer confidence 63.3 in May -Conf Board

May 25 (BestGrowthStock) – The Conference Board’s U.S. consumer
confidence index rose in May to 63.3 from a downwardly revised
57.7 in April, the private business research group reported on
Tuesday.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a reading of 59.0
in the May index.

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

May April Rev From March
Overall Index 63.3 57.7 57.9 52.3
Present Situation 30.2 28.2 28.6 25.2
Expectations 85.3 77.4 77.4 70.4
PRESENT SITUATION INDEX: PERCENT

May April Rev From March
Business Conditions

Good 10.0 8.9 9.1 8.5

Bad 39.3 40.0 40.2 42.1

Normal 50.7 51.1 50.7 49.4
Employment

Jobs Plentiful 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.0

Jobs not so plentiful 51.8 50.5 50.2 49.7

Jobs hard to get 43.6 44.8 45.0 46.3
EXPECTATIONS FOR SIX MONTHS HENCE: PERCENT

May April Rev From March
Business Conditions

Better 23.5 19.7 19.8 18.0

Worse 11.5 12.4 12.6 13.6

Same 65.0 67.9 67.6 68.4
Employment

More jobs 20.4 17.7 18.0 14.1

Fewer jobs 17.7 19.9 20.0 21.4

Same 61.9 62.4 62.0 64.5
Income

Increase 11.3 10.5 10.3 10.8

Decrease 16.6 16.7 16.5 17.4

Same 72.1 72.8 73.2 71.8
Inflation Rate (Non-Seasonally Adjusted)
Average May April Rev from March

5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4

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 63.3 in May -Conf Board