- ECI edges down to -25, lowest since early in the pandemic
- More now mention economic matters as nation’s top problem
- 74% say now is a good time to find a quality job, highest in 21 years
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ confidence in the economy continues to weaken, and their mentions of a variety of economic issues as the nation’s most important problem are rising — even as a record-high 74% say it is a good time to find a quality job.
These findings, from an Oct. 1-19 Gallup poll, come when there has been a sharp rise in the U.S. inflation rate, to a 13-year high, due partly to continued supply chain issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although COVID-19 cases in the U.S. began to wane in…