Economic sentiment falls for the first time in 2024

The good vibes train of 2024 hit a speed bump over the past two weeks, as economic sentiment declined for the first time this year. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) decreased 0.9 points to 36.8, during a two-week stretch that witnessed a deluge of media coverage around positive economic news. Click to view image.… Continue reading Economic sentiment falls for the first time in 2024

The rally continues: economic sentiment increases to its highest point in over a year

Economic sentiment posted another strong increase over the last two weeks. Two things are significant about this latest reading: it represents the biggest single-reading jump in over a year (rising 2.2 points to 37.7) and the ESI now stands at its highest value since March 1, 2022. Click to view image. Just as in the… Continue reading The rally continues: economic sentiment increases to its highest point in over a year

Economic sentiment increases to its highest point since July 2023

Economic sentiment posted a strong increase to kick off 2024. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) jumped 1.2 points to 35.5 over the past two weeks, rising to its highest point since July 2023. Click to view image. All five of the ESI indicators increased over the past two weeks. Confidence in the overall U.S.… Continue reading Economic sentiment increases to its highest point since July 2023

Economic sentiment decreases slightly

Economic sentiment declined over the last two weeks. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) decreased 0.2 points to 34.3. Click to view image. Three of the five ESI indicators decreased over the past two weeks. Confidence in the overall U.S. economy fell the most, dropping 1.5 points to 35.7. —Confidence in making a major purchase… Continue reading Economic sentiment decreases slightly

Economic sentiment increases for second reading in a row

Economic sentiment increased over the last two weeks, rising to its highest point since early August. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) increased 0.8 points to 34.5. Click to view image. All five of the ESI indicators increased over the past two weeks—the first time since June all have increased. Confidence in making a major… Continue reading Economic sentiment increases for second reading in a row

Bad week to be a bird, good week for economic sentiment

Economic sentiment rallied heading into Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend, on the back of a blockbuster jump in confidence in the overall US economy. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) increased 1.7 points to 33.7 after having fallen to its lowest point in over a year last reading. Click to view image. Four of the… Continue reading Bad week to be a bird, good week for economic sentiment

Economic sentiment falls to its lowest point in over a year

Economic sentiment declined over the last two weeks, falling to its lowest point in over a year. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) decreased 1.1 points to 32.0. Click to view image. Four of the ESI’s five indicators decreased over the past two weeks. Confidence in personal finances decreased the most, falling 1.9 points to… Continue reading Economic sentiment falls to its lowest point in over a year

Economic sentiment rebounds

Economic sentiment increased over the past two weeks, rebounding after falling to its lowest point since October 2022 last reading. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) increased 1.0 points to 33.1. Click link to view image. Four of the ESI’s five indicators increased over the past two weeks. Confidence in making a major purchase increased… Continue reading Economic sentiment rebounds

Economic sentiment reaches lowest point since October 2022

Economic sentiment decreased over the past two weeks, reaching its lowest point since October 11, 2022. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell 0.9 points to 32.1. Click to view image. Four of the ESI’s five indicators decreased over the past two weeks. Confidence in finding a new job and in making a major purchase… Continue reading Economic sentiment reaches lowest point since October 2022

After one rise, economic sentiment resumes downward trajectory

Economic sentiment decreased over the past two weeks, having now fallen for three of the past four readings. The Penta-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell 0.4 points to 33.0. Click to view image. Four of the ESI’s five indicators decreased over the past two weeks. Confidence in the overall U.S. economy decreased the most, falling… Continue reading After one rise, economic sentiment resumes downward trajectory