Utah consumers continue to be optimistic about their economic futures, based on the May edition of the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI).

The index rose 0.9 points to reach 113.2 in May, hampered by the Present Situation Index dropping 0.3 points but fueled by a 1.7 point rise in the Expectations Index.

The CAI is up 2.5 points from a year ago, compared with the national Consumer Confidence Index jumping 4.9 points during that same period to reach 134.1.

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