Florida's consumer confidence is holding steady.
 
The monthly University of Florida survey shows consumer confidence was 82 in the month of July. That's on a scale of 2 to 150. 

The state's consumer confidence level has remained relatively flat over the last three months but it is higher than the U.S. level. It is also the highest level it has reached after the Great Recession.
 
But Chris McCarty, director of the center that does the survey, warned the state's current confidence level is not a number ``associated with strong economic growth.''
 
He added that consumer confidence levels should be about 10 points higher given that the recession ended more than five years ago.

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