Economic sentiment increased over the past two weeks. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 0.7 points to 35.5, the fifth consecutive rise since October 2022.

Three of the ESI’s five indicators increased over the past two weeks. Confidence in personal finances improved the most, increasing 3.4 points to 56.3, its largest increase since July.

  • Confidence in making a major purchase rose 1.0 points to 21.4.
  • Confidence in finding a new job rose 0.1 points to 41.6.
  • Confidence in buying a new home fell 0.9 points to 21.2.
  • Confidence in the overall U.S. economy fell 0.3 points to 36.9.

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