Open Report:Bespoke – Unemployment Spending PowerKey Takeaways:

  • Consumers on unemployment have mostly noticed $600 boost.
  • Consumers on unemployment mostly say that the check is greater than what they were paid by their most recent job.
  • Those on unemployment who noticed checks being greater than normal lean toward saving more than spending, but it is not ALL being saved.
  • Consumers on unemployment who have noticed their unemployment checks being greater than normal exhibit greater confidence in discretionary spending and a higher likelihood of having bought something from a variety of retailers in the past month.
  • The stimulus check provided some lift, but not as much as the boost in unemployment check amounts.

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