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  2013 Consumer Sector Economic Scorecard - State of Connecticut Benchmarked March 2017 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 2012 2013 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 209,980 216,302 Plus Grade
Feb 209,980 216,302 Plus Grade
Mar 209,980 216,302 Plus Grade
Apr 210,331 218,093 Plus Grade
May 210,331 218,093 Plus Grade
Jun 210,331 218,093 Plus Grade
Jul 210,182 219,054 Plus Grade
Aug 210,182 219,054 Plus Grade
Sep 210,182 219,054 Plus Grade
Oct 219,368 219,078 Minus Grade
Nov 219,368 219,078 Minus Grade
Dec 219,368 219,078 Minus Grade
2012 2013 Year-to-Year comparisons
102,278 101,900 Minus Grade
102,278 101,900 Minus Grade
102,278 101,900 Minus Grade
100,224 101,502 Plus Grade
100,224 101,502 Plus Grade
100,224 101,502 Plus Grade
99,917 101,762 Plus Grade
99,917 101,762 Plus Grade
99,917 101,762 Plus Grade
102,220 104,433 Plus Grade
102,220 104,433 Plus Grade
102,220 104,433 Plus Grade
2012 2013 Year-to-Year comparisons
492.7 413.9 Minus Grade
286.8 302.5 Plus Grade
194.3 184.8 Minus Grade
403.8 421.8 Plus Grade
317.0 330.5 Plus Grade
233.5 227.6 Minus Grade
456.0 504.6 Plus Grade
291.3 217.7 Minus Grade
210.0 396.8 Plus Grade
410.2 360.0 Minus Grade
344.8 290.7 Minus Grade
318.0 428.1 Plus Grade
2012 2013 Year-to-Year comparisons
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
3.25% 3.25% Even
2012 2013 Year-to-Year comparisons
3.92% 3.41% Plus Grade
3.89% 3.53% Plus Grade
3.95% 3.57% Plus Grade
3.91% 3.45% Plus Grade
3.80% 3.54% Plus Grade
3.68% 4.07% Minus Grade
3.55% 4.37% Minus Grade
3.60% 4.46% Minus Grade
3.50% 4.49% Minus Grade
3.38% 4.19% Minus Grade
3.35% 4.26% Minus Grade
3.35% 4.46% Minus Grade
Total Up Down NC Net %
 5 2 2 1 0%
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 2 2 1 0%
 5 4 0 1 +80%
 5 4 0 1 +80%
 5 2 2 1 0%
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 2 2 1 0%
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 1 3 1 -40%
 5 1 3 1 -40%
 5 2 2 1 0%
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