Consumer index climbs to record level in Utah

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  • Lowonoil Clearfield, UT
    July 30, 2014 10:52 a.m.

    According to Zions Bank, if you are reluctant to spend you have a bad attitude.


  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    July 30, 2014 9:20 a.m.

    Thanks for the bad news, Obama!

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    July 30, 2014 4:49 a.m.

    So how are these studies offsetting the loss of 35%+ of the consumers with bankruptcy's in Utah have so much debt they are being fired from their jobs? How is this study compensating for losing 35% of its customers and shoppers who used credit and debit cards to buy goods and services and food? Can the business and economy of Utah lose 35% of its customers and still maintain that prosperity and spending are climbing?

    Government is the only consumer spending more than it has and government spending is infiltrating and tainting the CPI. If you discount government spending you will get a lot different picture of the true economy.

    People with jobs in a chosen career think jobs are plentiful until they lose their job and have to work at McDonald who's average worker is over 35 years old. The problem with jobs in technology and computer programing is it has a limited lifetime and when one game is no longer popular the company who creates it is no longer needed. Since most technology jobs don't produce anything but intellectual property they don't have a product to sell.

    The CPI of Utah is a fake.

  • Kaotic USA, UT
    July 29, 2014 11:19 p.m.

    A lot of fast food joints have been hiring for the summer...part time, minimum wage. Utah is in such an economic boom from these job increases. If two part-time jobs take the place of 1 full time job, the economy will sky-rocket. Don't kid yourself with these overhyped reports. The economy in Utah is horrible too. Utah is near the bottom in hourly wages paid to it's labor force and the price of everything to survive keeps going up.