Posted by: Marvin Remmich | September 19, 2012

California consumer confidence at a 5-year high

The California Composite Index of Consumer Confidence increased to 94.2 in the third quarter of 2012 compared with the second quarter revised reading of 89, according to Chapman University. Consumer confidence has been increasing steadily since hitting a low of 57.6 in the second quarter of 2008 and has been hovering between readings of 80 and 90 since the first quarter of 2010. The current reading of 94.2 is the highest overall consumer confidence since the beginning of the recession in the fourth quarter of 2007. An index level below 100, however, reflects a higher percentage of pessimistic consumers versus those who are optimistic.

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