The Conference Board's monthly measurement of consumer confidence dropped to 60.8 from April's figure of 66.0.
Consumers got a bit bolder in November with today's consumer confidence numbers showing an increase in the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index to 54.1.
The Consumer Confidence Index rose 2.5 points in August, to 53.5 from 51 last month, according to the Conference Board report released Tuesday.
Consumer confidence fell sharply in June after rising for three straight months, The Conference Board announced Tuesday.
Consumer confidence hit its highest level since September 2008 this month hitting 57.9, up from 52.3 in March. In September 2008, the index was at 61.4.
Consumer confidence in the U.S. economy dropped slightly in September, according to the Conference Board's monthly measure.