The Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) for September shows that contractors are starting to feel that short-term is slowing as fall sets in. ACCA began measuring contractor attitudes toward short-term economic growth with the CCI in February 2010.
For September 2012, the CCI is 56. The CCI still shows that contractors are feeling better than they were 12 months earlier when the CCI was 51.
The CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association's contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term future. Weighted and averaged into one number, a CCI of 50 or above reflects anticipated growth.
The CCI is released prior to the start of each month; the next index number will be released during the last week of October.
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