by Jill Mislinski
The latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through June 16. The headline number of 98.0, was an increase from the May final reading of 92.4, which is a downward revision from 92.6. Today’s number was above the Investing.com forecast of 93.3.
Here is an excerpt from the Conference Board press release.
“Consumer confidence rebounded in June, after declining in May,” said Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. “Consumers were less negative about current business and labor market conditions, but only moderately more positive, suggesting no deterioration in economic conditions, but no strengthening either. Expectations regarding business and labor market conditions, as well as personal income prospects, improved moderately. Overall, consumers remain cautiously optimistic about economic growth in the short-term.”