consumer confidence

Consumer Confidence Seems to be Up in Arizona

Mar 19, 2012

The data from the state Department of Revenue shows retail sales in January of $3.7 billion. That's nearly 5.4 percent higher than the same time last year -- and more than 16 percent above two years ago. Economist Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University called that a nice solid month of performance. But Hoffman said there is reason to believe that this year-over-year growth may not continue.

"The headwind right now is $4 gas," said Hoffman. "And that is really going to be the proof in the pudding here."

AZ Consumer Confidence Up

Jan 18, 2012

A new survey suggests Arizonans believe the economy is going to get better, even if they cannot see evidence that it has so far.