Economic sentiment rises as confidence in the overall U.S. economy jumps

Economic sentiment increased over the past two weeks, the third-straight rise. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 0.4 points to 33.4, driven by the largest increase in confidence in the U.S. economy in over a year.  Click to view image. Two of the ESI’s five indicators increased over the past two weeks. Confidence in… Continue reading Economic sentiment rises as confidence in the overall U.S. economy jumps

Economic Sentiment Rises, Bolstered By Better-Than-Expected GDP Report

Economic sentiment increased over the past two weeks. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 0.8 points to 33.0, largely driven by an increase in confidence in the U.S. economy. Click to view image. All five of the ESI’s indicators increased over the past two weeks. Confidence in the overall U.S. economy improved the most,… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Rises, Bolstered By Better-Than-Expected GDP Report

Economic Sentiment Rises Despite Fears Of Recession

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. Click to view image. 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.  … Continue reading Economic Sentiment Rises Despite Fears Of Recession

Economic Sentiment Falls, Driven By Sharp Decrease In Confidence In Finding A New Job

Economic sentiment decreased over the past two weeks. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell 1.6 points to 31.8, driven by the largest decrease in confidence in finding a new job in over a year. Click to view image. All five of the ESI’s indicators decreased over the past two weeks. Confidence in finding a… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Falls, Driven By Sharp Decrease In Confidence In Finding A New Job

Economic Sentiment Falls As Interest Rates Continue To Rise

Economic sentiment decreased over the past two weeks amid an additional Fed rate hike, rising mortgage rates, and falling home prices. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell 0.4 points to 33.4, largely driven by a decrease in confidence in buying a new home. Click to view image. Three of the ESI’s five indicators decreased… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Falls As Interest Rates Continue To Rise

Economic Sentiment Remains Steady

Economic sentiment went almost unchanged over the past two weeks. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell 0.1 points to 33.8, largely driven by a decrease in confidence in finding a new job. Click to view image. The ESI’s indicators were split between increasing and decreasing, and for the second time this year, confidence in… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Remains Steady

Economic Sentiment Increases After A Month Of Declines

Economic sentiment increased over the past two weeks. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 0.9 points to 33.9, largely driven by an increase in confidence in finding a new job. Click to view image. All five of the ESI’s indicators rose over the past two weeks. Confidence in finding a new job rose the… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Increases After A Month Of Declines

Economic Sentiment Falls For Second Reading In A Row

Economic sentiment declined slightly over the past two weeks. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell 0.1 points to 33.0, largely driven by decreases in confidence in personal finances and confidence in making a major purchase. Click to view image. Three of ESI’s five indicators decreased over the past two weeks. Confidence in making a… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Falls For Second Reading In A Row

Economic Sentiment Falls After A Month Of Positive Growth

Economic sentiment declined slightly over the past two weeks, following four straight weeks of improvement. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell 1.0 point to 33.1, largely driven by decreases in confidence in personal finances and in finding a new job. Click to view image. All but one of ESI’s five indicators decreased over the… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Falls After A Month Of Positive Growth

Economic Sentiment Improves For The Second Reading In A Row

Economic sentiment jumped significantly over the past two weeks, marking the second-straight rise in economic sentiment. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 3.7 points to 34.1, the first time all five indicators have increased in one session this year. Click to view image All five of the ESI’s indicators rose over the past two… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Improves For The Second Reading In A Row