Fewer Utahns believed that jobs are plentiful in October when compared to September, and as a result, the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) took a 3.6-point dip for October to 120.5. The CAI has dipped 4.8 points in the past year. In comparison, the national Consumer Confidence Index increased 2.6 points in October to 137.9.
The Utah Present Situation Index, a sub-index of the CAI, dropped 9.2 points to 131.1 after hitting a record-breaking level in September. In October, 59 percent of Utahns felt that jobs are plentiful, down 5 percent from September. Year-over-year the Utah Present Situation Index inched down 0.1 points.