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  2018 Consumer Sector Economic Scorecard - State of Connecticut Seasonally Adjusted / Not Seasonally Adjusted Last Updated: April 13, 2018
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.
Month 2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 249,241 253,974 Plus Grade
Feb 249,241 253,974 Plus Grade
Mar 249,241
Apr 250,556
May 250,556
Jun 250,556
Jul 251,951
Aug 251,951
Sep 251,951
Oct 252,961
Nov 252,961
Dec 252,961
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
112,630 113,350 Plus Grade
112,630 113,350 Plus Grade
112,630
112,088
112,088
112,088
111,984
111,984
111,984
112,665
112,665
112,665
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
492.6 542.4 Plus Grade
318.0 357.5 Plus Grade
311.6
265.9
439.2
368.2
435.9
324.8
273.1
469.5
362.8
297.4
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
3.75% 4.50% Minus Grade
3.75% 4.50% Minus Grade
3.88%
4.00%
4.00%
4.13%
4.25%
4.25%
4.25%
4.25%
4.25%
4.40%
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
4.15% 4.03% Plus Grade
4.17% 4.33% Minus Grade
4.20%
4.05%
4.01%
3.90%
3.97%
3.88%
3.81%
3.90%
3.92%
3.95%
Total Up Down NC Net %
 5 4 1 0 +60%
 5 3 2 0 +20%
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