Economic sentiment increased over the past two weeks. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 0.3 points to 32.2, driven by an increase in confidence in personal finances.

Four of the ESI’s indicators increased over the past two weeks. Confidence in personal finances changed the most, increasing 1.7 points to 50.0.  

  • Confidence in finding a new job rose 1.0 points to 41.6.
  • Confidence in the overall U.S. economy rose 0.3 points to 31.8. 
  • Confidence in buying a new home fell 0.1 points to 19.6.
  • Confidence in making a major purchase fell 1.2 points to 18.0.

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