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Chicagoland Residents Less Confident About Economy Than National Average

Only 27% Rate the Economy as Good or Excellent

Chicagoland consumers are less confident in the U.S. economy than the national average, according to the Rasmussen Consumer Index for Chicagoland released today by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Confidence among consumers in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties stood at 105.3 at the end of June compared to the national average of 108.6.

In the Chamber’s first release of quarterly consumer confidence data for the region, just 27 percent of the 1,000 Chicagoland residents surveyed last week rate the economy as good or excellent. The total is seven percentage points below the national average.

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