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  2014 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 2013 2014 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 216,302 229,746 Plus Grade
Feb 216,302 229,746 Plus Grade
Mar 216,302 229,746 Plus Grade
Apr 218,093 232,600 Plus Grade
May 218,093 232,600 Plus Grade
Jun 218,093 232,600 Plus Grade
Jul 219,054 234,000 Plus Grade
Aug 219,054 234,000 Plus Grade
Sep 219,054 234,000 Plus Grade
Oct 219,078 236,828 Plus Grade
Nov 219,078 236,828 Plus Grade
Dec 219,078 236,828 Plus Grade
2013 2014 Year-to-Year comparisons
101,900 105,929 Plus Grade
101,900 105,929 Plus Grade
101,900 105,929 Plus Grade
101,502 105,753 Plus Grade
101,502 105,753 Plus Grade
101,502 105,753 Plus Grade
101,762 104,878 Plus Grade
101,762 104,878 Plus Grade
101,762 104,878 Plus Grade
104,433 106,258 Plus Grade
104,433 106,258 Plus Grade
104,433 106,258 Plus Grade
2013 2014 Year-to-Year comparisons
413.9 409.1 Minus Grade
302.5 296.3 Minus Grade
184.8 273.2 Plus Grade
421.8 340.1 Minus Grade
330.5 262.5 Minus Grade
227.6 413.3 Plus Grade
504.6 418.6 Minus Grade
217.7 217.9 Plus Grade
396.8 423.2 Plus Grade
360.0 378.8 Plus Grade
290.7 263.6 Minus Grade
428.1 438.2 Plus Grade
2013 2014 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
2013 2014 Year-to-Year comparisons
3.41% 4.43% Minus Grade
3.53% 4.30% Minus Grade
3.57% 4.34% Minus Grade
3.45% 4.34% Minus Grade
3.54% 4.19% Minus Grade
4.07% 4.16% Minus Grade
4.37% 4.13% Plus Grade
4.46% 4.12% Plus Grade
4.49% 4.16% Plus Grade
4.19% 4.04% Plus Grade
4.26% 4.00% Plus Grade
4.46% 3.86% Plus Grade
Total Up Down NC Net %
 5 2 2 1 0%
 5 2 2 1 0%
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 2 2 1 0%
 5 2 2 1 0%
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 4 0 1 +80%
 5 4 0 1 +80%
 5 4 0 1 +80%
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 4 0 1 +80%
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