Economic sentiment decreased over the last two weeks, falling to its lowest point since the first week of January. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) decreased 1.4 points over the last two weeks to 35.7.

Four of the ESI’s five indicators decreased over the past two weeks. Confidence in the overall U.S. economy decreased the most, falling 2.2 points to 37.4, marking that indicator’s largest single-period decrease since August 2023.

—Confidence in making a major purchase fell 1.7 points to 25.4.
—Confidence in buying a new home fell 1.6 points to 21.4.
—Confidence in finding a new job fell 1.4 points to 37.7.
—Confidence in personal finances increased 0.3 points to 56.7.

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