Consumers' appraisal of the current job market also grew more pessimistic. Those saying that jobs are "hard to get" increased to 30.5% from 28.3% in May. Those claiming jobs are "plentiful" declined to 14.1% from 16.1%.
Expectations for the job market in the months ahead also deteriorated, with 35.5% of consumers expecting fewer jobs available, up from 32.3% in May. The proportion of consumers expecting their incomes to increase declined to 12.3% from 14.1%.