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June 7, 2024

Rasmussen Real Unemployment Rate: Unemployment Increases in May

National unemployment was 8.6% in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Real Unemployment update, up from 8.3% last month and starkly different from the 4.0% officially reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today.

June 7, 2024

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues Decline in June

Economic confidence decreased to 89.9 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, slightly lower than May

May 29, 2024

38% Say Gas Prices Have Changed Their Vacation Plans

With regular gasoline selling for nearly $3.50 a gallon, more than a third say fuel prices have altered their plans for a summer vacation.

May 21, 2024

Confidence in Housing Market Surges

Despite high interest rates, homeowners are now more confident in the resale value of their homes than they’ve been in nearly five years.

May 10, 2024

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Drops Again in May

Economic confidence decreased to 90.7 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, nearly seven points lower than April. This marks the third consecutive monthly decline.

April 17, 2024

Inflation Still Taking a Bite Out of Grocery Budgets

Americans are still seeing higher prices at the grocery store, and most have changed their eating habits to deal with the effect of inflation.

April 12, 2024

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Down Slightly in April

Economic confidence decreased to 97.6 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, half a point lower than March.

April 9, 2024

Most Favor $10.50 Minimum Wage

A majority of Americans believe the minimum wage – currently $7.25 an hour – should be raised to at least $10.50, but are divided over whether a minimum wage increase would help the economy. 

April 5, 2024

Tax Time: More Than Half Have Already Filed With IRS

As the Internal Revenue Service deadline approaches, most Americans have already filed their income taxes.

March 27, 2024

The Economy, Stupid: Americans Prioritize Growth Over Fairness

When it comes to economic policy, encouraging growth matters more to Americans than promoting fairness.

March 20, 2024

Most Americans Still Say Robots Can’t Do Their Jobs

Controversies about artificial intelligence (AI) keep making headlines, but fewer than one-in-five Americans think their job could be done by a robot.

March 14, 2024

36% Expect IRS Refund This Year

A month before the Internal Revenue Service deadline, most Americans have not yet filed their income taxes, but more of them expect a refund than last year.

March 8, 2024

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Plunges in March

Economic confidence decreased to 98.1 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, nearly 12 points lower than February

March 6, 2024

Americans Less Worried About Another Great Depression Ahead

Even though most Americans aren’t confident that the stock market will keep rising, they are less worried about economic catastrophe in the near future.

February 29, 2024

Homeowners Still Confident in Market

Higher interest rates have had little impact on how confident American homeowners are in the resale value of their homes.

February 27, 2024

23% Have Already Filed Their Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service deadline is seven weeks away, and almost a quarter of Americans have already filed their income taxes.

February 15, 2024

Two-Thirds of Workers Say Incomes Haven’t Kept Up With Inflation

More American workers now say their wages aren’t keeping up with inflation.

February 9, 2024

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Jumps in February

Economic confidence increased to 110.0 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, eight points higher than January. This is the fourth consecutive monthly increase in the index.

January 5, 2024

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Keeps Rising in January

Economic confidence increased to 102.2 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, more than four points higher than December.  

January 4, 2024

Just 34% See Better Economy in 2024

President Joe Biden says the economy is “all good,” but barely a third of Americans expect their financial situation to improve in 2024.