Consumer confidence rises nationally, New York falls behind

By Conor Mooney

Consumer confidence rises nationally, New York falls behind

January 6, 2014 Updated Jan 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Consumer confidence rose nationwide in December, but not so much in the state of New York, according to the latest Siena Poll.

The report showed overall confidence rose nationally about seven points last month to 82.5, but only slightly at the state level, which rose .3 points to 73.6.

Anything above 75 points signifies positive outlook for consumers.

Confidence was also down 5 percent in the state during the month of December and lags behind overall national numbers.

Buying plans rose in the empire state for furniture and major home improvements.

Plans were down for cars, trucks, electronics, but plans for homes remained unchanged.

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