It’s time for another update of our interactive chart of Consumer Confidence. You can drag the time sliders below the chart to view data going all the way back to 1998.
Here’s the data as of January:
At 57.3, the Present Situation Index has gained 184% from its December 2009 low point, but fell 11% from its December level. The index is now back below the pre-crash low point of 59.7 in September 2003, and at roughly the same place it was in September 2008. The expectations index also took a dive in January, falling 13% from its December level. In just the last three months, the expectations index has given back 29%, falling from 84.0 in October to 59.5 in January.