Consumer confidence plunges in April as millions lose jobs

U.S. CONSUMER Confidence declined sharply in April as workers were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO MATT YORK
WASHINGTON (AP) – United States consumer confidence plunged in April as millions lost their jobs, with an index that monitors attitudes about current business and work conditions dropping by the largest amount on record. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index tumbled to a reading of 86.9, down from 118.8 in March. The…

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