Hispanics' consumer confidence jumps in 3rd quarter

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the United States jumped in the third quarter of 2019 as optimism grew for the economic outlook for the U.S., according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative in FAU's College of Business.

The Hispanic Consumer Sentiment Index, taken from July through September, stands at 105.9, up more than 10 points from the second quarter of 2019 when the Index stood at 95. The Index is now more than 12 points higher than the third quarter score of 93.8 for the overall U.S. population as published by the University of Michigan.

Overall, 70 percent of Hispanics said they are financially better off today than a year ago, up two points from the second quarter. Looking ahead, 74 percent of Hispanics indicated they would be better off over the next year, which is a four-point increase from the second quarter. Women are more optimistic of their financial situation in the future compared to men (80-68 percent). READ MORE AT CISION PR NEWSWIRE

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