Economic sentiment increased over the past two weeks, for just the second time this year. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 1.0 points to 34.3, after a brutal drop in sentiment between mid-February and the end of March.

Four of the ESI’s five indicators increased over the past two weeks. Following its largest single-reading decrease ever in the last reading, confidence in finding a new job recovered slightly, rising 2.2 points to 39.1. 

—Confidence in personal finances rose 2.0 points to 53.6.
—Confidence in making a major purchase rose 0.6 points to 23.8.
—Confidence in buying a new home rose 0.4 points to 22.7.
—Confidence in the overall U.S. economy fell 0.2 points to 32.3.

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