US Consumer Confidence Improves; Inflation Concerns Linger

May 28, 2024, 11.39 PM | Source: Reuters
US Consumer Confidence Improves; Inflation Concerns Linger

ILUSTRASI. FILE PHOTO: A customer shops for a turkey at a Walmart store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD

MACROECONOMICS - WASHINGTON. U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly improved in May after deteriorating for three straight months amid optimism about the labor market, but worries about inflation persisted and many households expected higher interest rates over the next year.

The survey from the Conference Board on Tuesday also showed more consumers believed that the economy could slip into recession in the next 12 months. Nonetheless, consumers were very upbeat about the stock market and more planned to buy major household appliances over the next six months.

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