Consumer confidence highest since June 2011

IMG title=”” alt=”” src=”” IMG class=hide alt=”Consumer confidence highest since June 2011″ src=”” (ANSA) – Rome, March 26 – Consumer confidence reached a 33-month high in March, national statistics agency ISTAT said Wednesday. The boost was attributed to an improving economic climate, ISTAT said, with its consumer confidence index rising to 101.7%, the highest since June 2011. Analysts also cite positive expectations for a reduction in unemployment numbers. The jobless rate in Italy currently stands at a record 12.9%, and is well over 40% among youth. IMG id=mediaViewer title=”” alt=”” src=””ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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