“Consumer confidence fell 15 points during the first quarter of 2011, compared to the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the latest Thurston Economic Vitality Index report. However, the composite Leading Economic Indicators Index continues to rise and currently stands at 91.4.
Consumer confidence now stands at 84, down from 99 during Q4 of 2010 and also less than 89 during Q3 of 2010…
Thirty-two percent of households were fearful that labor conditions would still be bad in six months. And while 44 percent said current economic conditions are bad, 35 percent felt that there would be improvement in six months,” quoting the Business Examiner.
Read more of the Economic Vitality Index (EVI) First Quarter Results from the Thurston County Economic Development Council.