TOKYO, Nov 9 Japanese consumer confidence
deteriorated in October, a Cabinet Office survey showed on
Friday, in a sign that economic uncertainty weighed on
The survey's sentiment index for general households, which
includes views on incomes and jobs, was 39.7 in October, down
from 40.1 in September.
A reading below 50 suggests consumer pessimism.
Following is a comparison with previous months:
OCT SEPT AUG JULY
General households 39.7 40.1 40.5 39.7
The survey began in 1982. "General households" are those
two or more people.(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)