More signals Americans want to get away from it all are making consumer confidence, well, take off.
Figures released Tuesday by the Conference Board showed the consumer confidence index rising to 91.3 in February from 88.9.
Economists polled by Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal had forecast a small increase to 91.0.
Other measures of confidence, including the consumer-sentiment survey and daily report by Morning Consult, have also been moving higher. The Morning Consult poll is part of the MarketWatch Coronavirus Recovery Tracker
Consumer confidence is still far below pre-pandemic levels, however. The index stood at 132.6 before the viral outbreak last year.