Consumer confidence in the United States fell sharply in April due to concerns among Americans about the corona crisis. The University of Michigan reported this based on a final figure.
Measures to control the outbreak have closed many businesses in the US and have left many millions of people unemployed. On Thursday it was announced that since mid-March, approximately 27 million Americans have already claimed unemployment benefits because of the crisis.
The measure of confidence measured 71.8 against 89.1 in March. Earlier, on the basis of a preliminary estimate, a decrease to a level of 71 was reported, which was the sharpest decrease ever. Economists generally expected the index to reach a final level of 68.