Economic Report: Consumer sentiment improves slightly in late February, but Americans still have big doubts about the economy

Americans are still unsure how rapidly the U.S. economy will recover from the pandemic and restore millions of jobs that have been lost even as the rate of vaccinations speeds up, a new survey showed. The final reading of consumer sentiment in February inched up to 76.8 points from 76.2, but it is still 25 points below it precrisis peak.