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The Conference Board Index shows economic confidence at 122.1. In November it was even better at 128. The index shows this year’s stock market and job market played a major role in making Americans feel confident about the economy.
“I think the economy was better in 2017 most people had jobs, seems like there was a labor shortage in the area,” Todd Prichard from Charles City said.
The labor department says the U.S. economy gained jobs for 86 months in a row, the longest streak in history and unemployment numbers finished at around four percent the lowest they've seen 2000.