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  2019 Consumer Sector Economic Scorecard - State of Connecticut Seasonally Adjusted / Not Seasonally Adjusted Last Updated: April 2, 2019
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 2018 2019 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 263,064 269,068 Plus Grade
Feb 263,064 269,068 Plus Grade
Mar 263,064
Apr 263,213
May 263,213
Jun 263,213
Jul 265,852
Aug 265,852
Sep 265,852
Oct 267,455
Nov 267,455
Dec 267,455
2018 2019 Year-to-Year comparisons
115,550 116,961 Plus Grade
115,550 116,961 Plus Grade
115,550
112,407
112,407
112,407
115,410
115,410
115,410
116,183
116,183
116,183
2018 2019 Year-to-Year comparisons
542.4 488.1 Minus Grade
357.5 338.7 Minus Grade
260.4
418.4
362.1
292.9
343.9
567.4
274.2
497.3
393.4
397.1
2018 2019 Year-to-Year comparisons
4.50% 5.50% Minus Grade
4.50% 5.50% Minus Grade
4.58%
4.75%
4.75%
4.89%
5.00%
5.00%
5.03%
5.25%
5.25%
5.35%
2018 2019 Year-to-Year comparisons
4.03% 4.46% Minus Grade
4.33% 4.37% Minus Grade
4.44%
4.47%
4.59%
4.57%
4.55%
4.53%
4.63%
4.83%
4.87%
4.64%
Total Up Down NC Net %
 5 2 3 0 -20%
 5 2 3 0 -20%
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