CLOSINGS: View Closings

Consumers feeling confident in economy

Reports are showing many felt confident in the economy this past year.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2017 4:27 PM
Updated: Dec. 29, 2017 6:33 PM

CHARLES CITY, Iowa - Reports are showing many felt confident in the economy this past year.
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.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 27°
Albert Lea
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 27°
Austin
Clear
23° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 23°
Charles City
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 28°
Rochester
Clear
21° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 11°
Sunny skies, overnight fog, and above average temps on the way for the weekend.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

KIMT News at 6 "A" Block Dec. 14, 2018

Image

Changes Coming to Music Annex

Image

Days Inn demolition beginning

Image

Take a Vet Fishing Day

Image

Investigation finds threat was not credible

Image

School bus slides into field, injuring students

Image

Sneak Peak: KIMT interviews Jim Axelrod on Huisentruit investigation

Image

Drone footage: Highway 52 crash

Image

Mayo recreates historic Christmas decorations

Image

Thursday's basketball highlights and rankings.

Community Events