Center for Microeconomic Data

 
SURVEY OF CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS
Inflation Expectations Remain Unchanged; Job and Income Expectations Move Higher
The December Survey of Consumer Expectations shows both short- and medium-term inflation expectations as unchanged. Uncertainty and disagreement about future inflation decreased at both the short- and medium-term horizons. Home price expectations rose in December but remained below their May 2021 peak. Households reported increased optimism about their labor market prospects, with earnings growth, job loss, and job finding expectations all improving. Households’ income growth expectations also improved, rising to a new series high.

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Press Release: Short- and Medium-Term Inflation Expectations Unchanged; Job and Income Expectations Strengthen Further
SURVEY MODULES
Fielding the Survey
The SCE is a nationally representative, Internet-based survey of a rotating panel of approximately 1,300 household heads. Respondents participate in the panel for up to twelve months, with a roughly equal number rotating in and out of the panel each month. Unlike comparable surveys based on repeated cross-sections with a different set of respondents in each wave, our panel enables us to observe the changes in expectations and behavior of the same individuals over time.
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