• Consumer sentiment remains positive. At both the regional and national levels, overall index scores were higher in June 2018 compared to January 2018.

• Since our January release, local sentiment has increased at a slower rate than national sentiment.

• Compared to national data, regional consumer sentiment remains less optimistic overall and less positive aboutcurrent economic conditions.

• Though positive in absolute terms, there has been some slight tapering in expectations for personal financial outlook and regional business conditions.