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  2015 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 2014 2015 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 229,746 242,249 Plus Grade
Feb 229,746 242,249 Plus Grade
Mar 229,746 242,249 Plus Grade
Apr 232,600 246,083 Plus Grade
May 232,600 246,083 Plus Grade
Jun 232,600 246,083 Plus Grade
Jul 234,000 248,178 Plus Grade
Aug 234,000 248,178 Plus Grade
Sep 234,000 248,178 Plus Grade
Oct 236,828 250,327 Plus Grade
Nov 236,828 250,327 Plus Grade
Dec 236,828 250,327 Plus Grade
2014 2015 Year-to-Year comparisons
105,929 109,083 Plus Grade
105,929 109,083 Plus Grade
105,929 109,083 Plus Grade
105,753 107,928 Plus Grade
105,753 107,928 Plus Grade
105,753 107,928 Plus Grade
104,878 107,521 Plus Grade
104,878 107,521 Plus Grade
104,878 107,521 Plus Grade
106,258 110,057 Plus Grade
106,258 110,057 Plus Grade
106,258 110,057 Plus Grade
2014 2015 Year-to-Year comparisons
409.1 350.9 Minus Grade
296.3 382.2 Plus Grade
273.2 305.2 Plus Grade
340.1 355.2 Plus Grade
262.5 340.1 Plus Grade
413.3 761.0 Plus Grade
418.6 396.1 Minus Grade
217.9 351.6 Plus Grade
423.2 339.8 Minus Grade
378.8 378.4 Minus Grade
263.6 380.2 Plus Grade
438.2 349.3 Minus Grade
2014 2015 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% 3.37% Minus Grade
2014 2015 Year-to-Year comparisons
4.43% 3.71% Plus Grade
4.30% 3.71% Plus Grade
4.34% 3.77% Plus Grade
4.34% 3.67% Plus Grade
4.19% 3.84% Plus Grade
4.16% 3.98% Plus Grade
4.13% 4.05% Plus Grade
4.12% 3.91% Plus Grade
4.16% 3.89% Plus Grade
4.04% 3.80% Plus Grade
4.00% 3.94% Plus Grade
3.86% 3.96% Minus Grade
Total Up Down NC Net %
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 4 0 1 +80%
 5 4 0 1 +80%
 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%
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 3 1 1 +40%
 5 4 0 1 +80%
 5 2 3 0 -20%
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