Economic Sentiment Hits New Record Low

Economic sentiment continued to fall over the past two weeks amid concerns about inflation and the economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) dropped 1.8 points to 36.3, its lowest recorded reading since it began measuring economic sentiment in 2013. Click here to view image. All five ESI indicators… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Hits New Record Low

Economic Sentiment Hits All-Time Low Ahead Of Biden’s State Of The Union

Economic sentiment fell sharply over the past two weeks, to the lowest reading since the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) began measuring the public’s opinion of the economy in 2013. The ESI decreased 2.4 points to 38.1. Click here to view image. All five of the ESI’s indicators dropped over the past two weeks, with… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Hits All-Time Low Ahead Of Biden’s State Of The Union

Economic Sentiment Falls To Near 12-Month Low

Economic sentiment dropped over the past two weeks, matching one of the lowest readings in the past 12 months. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) decreased 0.8 points to 40.5 to mark the first half of February. Four of the ESI’s five indicators dropped over the past two weeks. The greatest decrease was in confidence… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Falls To Near 12-Month Low

Economic Sentiment Rebounds Following Late January Spike

Economic sentiment improved slightly over the past two weeks, marking the fourth increase in the last five readings. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) increased 1.7 points to 41.3, on the back of a substantial bump to close out January. Four of the ESI’s five indicators rose over the past two weeks. The greatest bump… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Rebounds Following Late January Spike

Economic Sentiment Regresses After Six Weeks Of Steady Growth

Economic sentiment dropped over the past two weeks, ending a rally that began in late November of last year. The HPS-Civic Science Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell 0.9 points to 41.1. Click here to view image. Four of the ESI’s five indicators fell over the past two weeks. The greatest decrease was in confidence in… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Regresses After Six Weeks Of Steady Growth

2022 Begins With Continued Upward Push In Economic Sentiment

Economic sentiment rose again over the past few weeks, the latest positive development in a rally that began in late November of last year. The HPS-Civic Science Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 0.5 points to 42.0. Click here to view image. Four of the ESI’s five indicators rose over the past two weeks. Rising the… Continue reading 2022 Begins With Continued Upward Push In Economic Sentiment

Economic Sentiment Continues Its Slow Rise

Consumer sentiment continued to inch upward over the past two weeks, with the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) increasing 0.5 points to 41.5, its highest position in two months. Click here to view image. The increase in economic sentiment is due to robust gains in confidence in the job market and the overall U.S. economy.… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Continues Its Slow Rise

Economic Sentiment Claws Back Some Lost Ground

Economic sentiment ticked upward over the past two weeks, despite the Omicron variant emergence and turbulence in the stock market. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) gained 0.5 points to reach 41.0, matching its position from four weeks ago. Click here to view image. The ESI’s rise comes on the back of strong gains from… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Claws Back Some Lost Ground

Consumer Sentiment Remains Near Historic Low

After a slight uptick last period, economic sentiment fell again over the past two weeks, declining 0.5 points to 40.5, according to the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI). This reading marks the second-lowest in ESI history, following its all-time low of 40.1 last month.  Click here to view image. This week’s reading indicates a divergence… Continue reading Consumer Sentiment Remains Near Historic Low

Economic Sentiment Recovers Slightly

Economic sentiment inched up over the past two weeks, on the heels of the passage of President Biden’s signature infrastructure deal in the House of Representatives. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 0.9 points to 41.0, only the second gain since early August. The ESI’s three-day moving average closed out on a four-day, 4.5-point… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Recovers Slightly