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Study: Florida Consumer Confidence Highest Since October 2007


Sept 25, 2012 | WMFE - University of Florida researchers say the state's consumer confidence is at a five-year high.

The monthly index is up three points in September to 79 on a scale of 2 to 150. It's benchmarked at 100 points in 1966.

September's index is the highest since October 2007, prior to the Great Recession.

The Bureau of Economic and Business Research on the Gainesville campus surveyed 419 people representing a demographic cross-section of Florida from September 12th through September 20th.

The survey showed increases in all five components used to compile the index. That includes whether Floridians think they are better off than a year ago.

 

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