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  2006 Consumer Sector Economic Scorecard - State of Connecticut Benchmarked March 2016 Select Year >>>
Consumer Scorecard Critical to the health of the National and State economies is the ability of consumers to buy the goods and services being offered for sale by businesses. In turn, consumer demand is predicated on the willingness and ability of buyers to make purchases. Signals on consumers’ ability to buy are usually found in the levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, of quarterly personal income #1, and quarterly wages and salaries #2, and in the prime rate #4 and conventional mortgage rates #5. Their willingness is reflected in their actual behavior. That is, are they actually making purchases? The most timely indicator that sends a signal about actual consumer behavior, at the state level, is sales tax revenue #3 activity. Seasonally Adjusted / Not Seasonally Adjusted
Month 2005 2006 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 164,959 179,444 Plus Grade
Feb 164,959 179,444 Plus Grade
Mar 164,959 179,444 Plus Grade
Apr 166,933 182,883 Plus Grade
May 166,933 182,883 Plus Grade
Jun 166,933 182,883 Plus Grade
Jul 169,659 185,342 Plus Grade
Aug 169,659 185,342 Plus Grade
Sep 169,659 185,342 Plus Grade
Oct 173,666 188,526 Plus Grade
Nov 173,666 188,526 Plus Grade
Dec 173,666 188,526 Plus Grade
2005 2006 Year-to-Year comparisons
84,467 90,926 Plus Grade
84,467 90,926 Plus Grade
84,467 90,926 Plus Grade
86,543 91,113 Plus Grade
86,543 91,113 Plus Grade
86,543 91,113 Plus Grade
89,073 91,816 Plus Grade
89,073 91,816 Plus Grade
89,073 91,816 Plus Grade
89,253 93,633 Plus Grade
89,253 93,633 Plus Grade
89,253 93,633 Plus Grade
2005 2006 Year-to-Year comparisons
371.1 389.0 Plus Grade
218.2 231.5 Plus Grade
225.9 233.2 Plus Grade
289.1 306.6 Plus Grade
257.4 267.3 Plus Grade
266.4 269.3 Plus Grade
343.3 343.4 Plus Grade
260.6 256.7 Minus Grade
260.0 180.8 Minus Grade
316.4 391.7 Plus Grade
255.0 288.4 Plus Grade
270.1 192.2 Minus Grade
2005 2006 Year-to-Year comparisons
5.25% 7.26% Minus Grade
5.49% 7.50% Minus Grade
5.58% 7.53% Minus Grade
5.75% 7.75% Minus Grade
5.98% 7.93% Minus Grade
6.01% 8.02% Minus Grade
6.25% 8.25% Minus Grade
6.44% 8.25% Minus Grade
6.59% 8.25% Minus Grade
6.75% 8.25% Minus Grade
7.00% 8.25% Minus Grade
7.15% 8.25% Minus Grade
2005 2006 Year-to-Year comparisons
5.71% 6.15% Minus Grade
5.63% 6.25% Minus Grade
5.93% 6.32% Minus Grade
5.86% 6.51% Minus Grade
5.72% 6.60% Minus Grade
5.58% 6.68% Minus Grade
5.70% 6.76% Minus Grade
5.82% 6.52% Minus Grade
5.77% 6.40% Minus Grade
6.07% 6.36% Minus Grade
6.33% 6.24% Plus Grade
6.27% 6.14% Plus Grade
Total Up Down NC Net %
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 2 3 0 -20%
 5 2 3 0 -20%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 4 1 0 +60%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
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