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November 2013 - Volume 21, Number 4

   

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Consumer Confidence Index

 

The national Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) increased in June and remained higher until September, when it dipped slightly. In contrast, consumer confidence among Iowans continues downward. “Concerns about the short-term outlook for both jobs and earnings resurfaced, expectations for future business conditions were little changed. Consumers are uncertain that the momentum can be sustained in the months ahead,” according to the Conference Board.

 

Source: Conference Board, “Consumer Confidence Survey,” and Creighton University

 

IOWA ECONOMIC SCORECARD is our quarterly economic forecast, arriving in February, May, August,
and November. It consists of statistics about and analysis of the Iowa economy.

 

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