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  2008 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 2007 2008 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 194,209 203,217 Plus Grade
Feb 194,209 203,217 Plus Grade
Mar 194,209 203,217 Plus Grade
Apr 196,047 202,697 Plus Grade
May 196,047 202,697 Plus Grade
Jun 196,047 202,697 Plus Grade
Jul 198,175 203,108 Plus Grade
Aug 198,175 203,108 Plus Grade
Sep 198,175 203,108 Plus Grade
Oct 199,685 198,794 Minus Grade
Nov 199,685 198,794 Minus Grade
Dec 199,685 198,794 Minus Grade
2007 2008 Year-to-Year comparisons
99,713 100,409 Plus Grade
99,713 100,409 Plus Grade
99,713 100,409 Plus Grade
96,925 97,961 Plus Grade
96,925 97,961 Plus Grade
96,925 97,961 Plus Grade
97,037 98,149 Plus Grade
97,037 98,149 Plus Grade
97,037 98,149 Plus Grade
97,292 96,871 Minus Grade
97,292 96,871 Minus Grade
97,292 96,871 Minus Grade
2007 2008 Year-to-Year comparisons
452.1 368.9 Minus Grade
273.4 293.1 Plus Grade
183.5 237.9 Plus Grade
337.2 293.8 Minus Grade
294.2 229.7 Minus Grade
193.2 346.6 Plus Grade
452.9 367.2 Minus Grade
267.8 173.5 Minus Grade
175.1 361.8 Plus Grade
412.0 318.2 Minus Grade
309.2 185.5 Minus Grade
278.2 355.6 Plus Grade
2007 2008 Year-to-Year comparisons
8.25% 6.98% Plus Grade
8.25% 6.00% Plus Grade
8.25% 5.66% Plus Grade
8.25% 5.24% Plus Grade
8.25% 5.00% Plus Grade
8.25% 5.00% Plus Grade
8.25% 5.00% Plus Grade
8.25% 5.00% Plus Grade
8.03% 5.00% Plus Grade
7.74% 4.56% Plus Grade
7.50% 4.00% Plus Grade
7.33% 3.61% Plus Grade
2007 2008 Year-to-Year comparisons
6.22% 5.76% Plus Grade
6.29% 5.92% Plus Grade
6.16% 5.97% Plus Grade
6.18% 5.92% Plus Grade
6.26% 6.04% Plus Grade
6.66% 6.32% Plus Grade
6.70% 6.43% Plus Grade
6.57% 6.48% Plus Grade
6.38% 6.04% Plus Grade
6.38% 6.20% Plus Grade
6.21% 6.09% Plus Grade
6.10% 5.33% Plus Grade
Total Up Down NC Net %
 5 4 1 0 +60%
 5 5 0 0 +100%
 5 5 0 0 +100%
 5 4 1 0 +60%
 5 4 1 0 +60%
 5 5 0 0 +100%
 5 4 1 0 +60%
 5 4 1 0 +60%
 5 5 0 0 +100%
 5 2 3 0 -20%
 5 2 3 0 -20%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
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