Economic sentiment decreased over the last two weeks, reaching its lowest point so far in 2024. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell 0.4 points to 32.6.

Three of the ESI’s five indicators decreased over the past two weeks. Confidence in finding a new job decreased the most, falling 2.3 points to 33.5—the indicator’s lowest point in over a year.

—Confidence in making a major purchase decreased 1.1 points to 22.1.
—Confidence in buying a new home decreased 0.3 points to 18.5.
—Confidence in the overall U.S. economy increased 0.3 points to 35.1.
—Confidence in personal finances increased 1.1 points to 53.8.

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