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UF: Florida Consumer Sentiment hits five-year high

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s September Consumer Sentiment reached a post-recession high of 79 — up three points from a revised August reading of 76, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

Florida consumers’ confidence jumps, UF survey finds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer Sentiment among Floridians rose in July by three points from the revised June figure to 76, which is nine points higher than this time last year, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

UF: Consumer Sentiment in Florida drops four points in June

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer Sentiment among Floridians sank four points this month, after jumping four points to 78 in May, according to a University of Florida survey.

“In June Floridians reversed their optimism about their future finances,” said Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. “The decline was across age and income groups and did not reflect a specific policy change.”

Summer surprise: Gas prices will continue to drop, analysts say

Just in time for people's vacations, analysts say gas prices in Florida will continue to fall  this summer.

UF: Consumer Sentiment in Florida jumps three points in May

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer Sentiment among Floridians rose three points to 77 in May, reversing a three-month decline, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. The latest figure is nine points higher than it was a year ago.

UF: Consumer Sentiment in Florida falls in April, marking three-month trend

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer Sentiment among Floridians fell two points in April to 73 from the previous month’s revised figure of 75, marking a three-month decline, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.
 
All five categories measured by the survey dropped. Respondents’ overall assessment that their personal finances are stronger now than they were a year ago fell three points to 59. Their expectations of being better off financially a year from now fell four points to 78.
 

Pain at the pump hurting restaurants

ORLANDO -- If your pocketbook is hurting as the price of gas nears $4 a gallon in some areas, you are definitely not alone.

Optimism over Florida Grows with Voters, while Buying Prospects Remain Uncertain

Optimism is slowly growing among Florida voters, but consumers in the Sunshine State tended to be a little more pessimistic in March than February, according to recent surveys by the Florida Chamber and University of Florida.

A Florida Chamber Political Institute study released Friday showed that voters were a little more supportive of the direction of the state and Gov. Rick Scott.

UF: Florida consumers remain mildly optimistic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer Sentiment among Floridians dropped one point in February to 76 from January, according to a University of Florida survey. The modest decline followed two months of rising levels of confidence in the economy.

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