Economy

GALLUP DAILY

Jul 11-17, 2016
Gallup Good Jobs 46.2% +0.1
Underemployed 13.3% -
Unemployed 5.3% -
Job Creation Index 32 +1
Economic Confidence Index -17 -2
Consumer Spending $93 -9
Updates Tuesdays at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-week change

More than six in 10 Americans think it is likely the U.S. economy will become cashless in their lifetime. Still, more say they personally like to have cash on them at all times than say they are comfortable without it.

Fewer Americans say they are making all or most of their purchases with cash, compared with what they say they did five years ago. But few indicate they have given up cash altogether.

29% of local and state government workers are engaged in their jobs — 71% are not

The United Kingdom's decision to exit the European Union did not immediately affect confidence in the U.S. economy. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index was -16 in three-day rolling averages recorded before and after the referendum.

Lydia Saad, senior editor at Gallup, will lead the Webinar "Analyzing Gallup's Economic Confidence Index".

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