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Economic Pulse: Week of 10/20/23

The Consumer sentiment index is rising

The consumer sentiment index, the CSI, which fell to its lowest level ever in June of last year, has been trending up, according to the results of the September survey of consumers by University of Michigan. The consumer sentiment index has shown a significant 16% increase over the last 12 months.

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(Original air-date: 10/20/23)

Dr. Kamran Afshar has a Ph.D. in Economics and has taught at graduate and under graduate levels between 1978-88. He has vast experience in economic impact studies, feasibility studies, customer satisfaction surveys, and scientific competitive analysis.
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