Economic sentiment increased over the last two weeks, rising to its highest point since early August. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) increased 0.8 points to 34.5.
All five of the ESI indicators increased over the past two weeks—the first time since June all have increased. Confidence in making a major purchase increased the most, rising 1.4 points to 22.6.
—Confidence in personal finances rose 1.2 points to 55.5.
—Confidence in buying a new home rose 0.8 points to 18.5.
—Confidence in finding a new job rose 0.6 points to 39.0.
—Confidence in the overall U.S. economy rose 0.5 points to 37.2.
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