Florida Consumer Confidence Declining

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    AP

    Florida's consumer confidence is dipping slightly.

    The monthly University of Florida survey released Tuesday shows the state's consumer confidence declined to 78 in the month of May. That's on a scale of 2 to 150 benchmarked to 1966 at a value of 100.

    Chris McCarty, director of the UF center that does the survey, said the rating has remained largely in the same five-point range now since the end of the Great Recession in 2009.

    McCarty said like other economic indicators "consumer sentiment seems to be stuck in a relatively narrow range" and that the index is "neither trending down or up."

    He also added that there "are no signs of breaking out into a solid trajectory of growth compared to previous economic recoveries."

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