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  2018 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 2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 254,811 262,891 Plus Grade
Feb 254,811 262,891 Plus Grade
Mar 254,811 262,891 Plus Grade
Apr 256,682 265,637 Plus Grade
May 256,682 265,637 Plus Grade
Jun 256,682 265,637 Plus Grade
Jul 258,803 267,376 Plus Grade
Aug 258,803 267,376 Plus Grade
Sep 258,803 267,376 Plus Grade
Oct 260,558 269,127 Plus Grade
Nov 260,558 269,127 Plus Grade
Dec 260,558
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
112,194 115,311 Plus Grade
112,194 115,311 Plus Grade
112,194 115,311 Plus Grade
111,834 114,977 Plus Grade
111,834 114,977 Plus Grade
111,834 114,977 Plus Grade
113,008 115,585 Plus Grade
113,008 115,585 Plus Grade
113,008 115,585 Plus Grade
113,151 114,618 Plus Grade
113,151 114,618 Plus Grade
113,151
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
492.6 542.4 Plus Grade
318.0 357.5 Plus Grade
311.6 260.4 Minus Grade
265.9 418.4 Plus Grade
439.2 362.1 Minus Grade
368.2 292.9 Minus Grade
435.9 343.9 Plus Grade
324.8 567.4 Plus Grade
273.1 274.2 Plus Grade
469.5 497.3 Plus Grade
362.8 393.4 Plus Grade
297.4
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
3.75% 4.50% Minus Grade
3.75% 4.50% Minus Grade
3.88% 4.58% Minus Grade
4.00% 4.75% Minus Grade
4.00% 4.75% Minus Grade
4.13% 4.89% Minus Grade
4.25% 5.00% Minus Grade
4.25% 5.00% Minus Grade
4.25% 5.03% Minus Grade
4.25% 5.25% Minus Grade
4.25% 5.25% Minus Grade
4.40%
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
4.15% 4.03% Plus Grade
4.17% 4.33% Minus Grade
4.20% 4.44% Minus Grade
4.05% 4.47% Minus Grade
4.01% 4.59% Minus Grade
3.90% 4.57% Minus Grade
3.97% 4.55% Minus Grade
3.88% 4.53% Minus Grade
3.81% 4.63% Minus Grade
3.90% 4.83% Minus Grade
3.92% 4.87% Minus Grade
3.95%
Total Up Down NC Net %
 5 4 1 0 +60%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 2 3 0 -20%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
 5 2 3 0 -20%
 5 2 3 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%
   %
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