Consumer Confidence 2012-05-01 to 2012-05-31
Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points in May to 77, nine points higher than May of 2011. Three of the four index components rose, one declined and one stayed the same. Perceptions of personal finances now compared to a year ago fell one point to 62 while expectations of personal finances a year from now jumped eight points to 87. Expectations of U.S. economic conditions over the next year rose one point to 74 while expectations of the U.S. economy over the next five years rose five points to 81. Perceptions as to whether it is a good time to buy big ticket items remained unchanged at 80.
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