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Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 2015 Consumer Sentiment Report

Sentiment remains at record levels (since the index began in November 2011) in the third quarter of 2015, but still below the preliminary national number (see figure below, blue=US, orange=VA). Of those who report their household finances are better now than a year ago, 77% cite rising income.

You can read my full report for the Roanoke College IPOR here.

U.S. data downloaded from FRED 8/23/2015; blue line is U.S.Consumer Sentiment; black line is
a two year moving average; orange bars are VA Consumer Sentiment

Keep your sentiments up!