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Florida consumer confidence reflects optimism

Wednesday, January 04, 2012  
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Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points to 69 in December, reflecting a cautious optimism in the economy, according to a recent University of Florida survey. The latest figure is only one point below the level set in December 2010, and it also marks the highest rank in the past nine months.

Consumer confidence in December shot up in four of the five indexes used by survey takers, and declined in only one. The index that reveals whether Floridians think their personal finances have improved from a year ago rose one point to 53. Another showed their overall expectations in the soundness of the U.S. economy jumped six points to 59. Confidence in the economy’s performance over the next five years also rose — this time three points to 71. Finally, the overall perception of survey takers that the present is a good time to buy "big ticket” items, such as washing machines and laptops — went up sharply by seven points to 85.

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