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Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index  
Released On 10/5/2017 9:45:00 AM For wk10/1, 2017
Level51.6 49.9 

The consumer comfort index posted its sharpest drop in a year, falling 1.7 points in the October 1 week to what is still a very solid 49.9. Weakness is centered in personal finances in what contrasts very sharply with robust strength in similar readings in last week's consumer confidence report. Unlike the confidence index which has been holding at 16-year highs, the comfort index has been slipping from similar highs but is still only 3.4 points below its July peak.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index is a weekly, random-sample survey tracking Americans' views on the condition of the U.S. economy, their personal finances and the buying climate. Details are available only to subscribers. In May 2014, the series range was changed to zero to 100 from minus 100 to plus 100.
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