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Florida consumer sentiment continues downward in September

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Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped six-tenths of a point in September to 95.5 from a revised figure of 96.1 in August. Similarly, the University of Michigan’s nationwide consumer sentiment index decreased slightly in September. Of the five components that make up the index, three decreased and two increased.

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Florida consumer confidence down for third straight month amid mixed economic news

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Florida’s consumers sentiment is trending negatively for the third straight month, according to a University of Florida survey. Consumers’ confidence in the wellbeing of the state economy dropped to 89, one point down from May’s report and tied with September 2015 for the lowest reading in the last year and a half. Overall economic news was mixed according to the survey, with three metrics decreasing and two improving. Perceptions of one’s personal financial situation now compared with a year ago showed…

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Concern over future leads Florida consumer sentiment to drop in April

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Florida consumers say they are a little less confident about the state’s economic future. As a result, consumer sentiment fell 3.5 points in April to 90.6, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey. The reading is the lowest since October and lower than the previous 12-month average. Of the five components that make up the index, four decreased and only one increased. Perceptions of one’s personal financial situation now compared with a year ago show the greatest decline…

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Floridians’ consumer confidence rose in March

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Consumer confidence is at its highest point in nearly a year. According to the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Florida, consumer sentiment rose to 93.4 in March. That’s up from February 2015, but still below March 2015’s reading, which was the highest reading in a decade. “Floridians are confident in the state’s economic growth,” said Cissy Proctor, the executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity. “Florida’s positive indicators, such as job growth and a…

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Gloomy outlook keeps Florida consumer sentiment flat in Feb.

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Despite recent good news in the national economy, Floridians’ expectations about personal finances in the coming year were pessimistic, especially among women and people 60 and older, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey. Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell slightly in February to 91.5—down almost one point from January’s revised reading of 92.4. Among the five components that make up the index, three increased and two declined. Perceptions of the personal financial situation now compared with a year…

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Consumer sentiment drops in December amid personal finance concerns

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Consumer sentiment fell slightly in December to 90.2, down almost 1 point from November’s revised reading, but 2.6 points higher than last December, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey. Among the five components that make up the index, three declined, and two increased. The perception of the personal financial situation now compared with a year ago dropped 7.3 points to 79.6. The expectation of personal finances one year from now fell one-tenth of a point to 98.4.…

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Florida consumer sentiment ticks up in November in time for holiday sales

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Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose more than 2 points in November to 91.5, up more than 5 points compared with November last year, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey. Among the five components that make up the index, four increased and one declined. Perception of personal finance now compared with a year ago showed the greatest increase, surging 6.4 points to 86.2. While all income groups had improved readings regarding personal finances, the increase was particularly strong…

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