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Consumer Confidence Declines

consumerdataThe Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined slightly in November, posted another decrease in December.

The Index now stands at 65.1 (1985=100), down from 71.5 in November.

The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen. The cutoff date for the preliminary results was Dec.13.

Consumers' assessment of current conditions improved in December. Those stating business conditions are "good" rose to 17.1 percent from 14.6 percent, while those stating business conditions are "bad" decreased to 27.3 percent from 31.2 percent.

Consumers' appraisal of the labor market was mixed. Those saying jobs are "plentiful" edged down to 10.3 percent from 11.0 percent, while those saying jobs are "hard to get" declined to 35.6 percent from 37.4 percent.

Consumers' optimism about the short-term outlook plummeted in December. The percentage of consumers expecting business conditions to improve over the next six months declined to 17.6 percent from 21.3 percent, while those expecting business conditions to worsen increased to 21.5 percent from 15.8 percent.

Consumers' outlook for the labor market also turned more pessimistic. Those anticipating more jobs in the months ahead declined to 17.0 percent from 19.5 percent, while those expecting fewer jobs increased to 27.3 percent from 21.2 percent. The proportion of consumers expecting an increase in their incomes was virtually unchanged at 15.4 percent. However, those expecting their incomes to decline rose to 18.7 percent from 15.6 percent.