Consumers in Finland remain upbeat about economy, jobs in July
However, the index remained relatively strong at 22 compared to 23 in June and to the long-term average of 12.5. Meanwhile consumer expectations for unemployment improved in July compared to the previous month, with respondents to the monthly survey saying they were very upbeat about the prospects. Corporate confidence in the economy also remained high in July, according to the business lobby group EK. Confidence among industrial sector firms remained steady from June to July at 14. In the service sector, the index crept up to 20 from 18 in June while confidence also rose among companies in the retail sector.
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