(Reuters) - The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose in May to 76.2 from an upwardly revised 69.0 in April, the private business research group reported on Tuesday.

The original figure reported for April was 68.1.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a reading of 71.0 for the May index.

Below are the highlights of the survey:

COMPOSITE SERIES INDEX NUMBERS (1985=100 Seasonally Adjusted)

May April Rev From March Overall Index 76.2 69.0 68.1 61.9 Present Situation 66.7 61.0 60.4 59.2 Expectations 82.4 74.3 73.3 63.7

PRESENT SITUATION INDEX: PERCENT

May April Rev From March Business Conditions

Good 18.8 17.5 17.2 16.4

Bad 26.0 27.6 28.1 29.1

Normal 55.2 54.9 54.7 54.5 Employment

Jobs Plentiful 10.8 9.7 9.8 9.5

Jobs not so plentiful 53.1 53.4 53.1 55.1

Jobs hard to get 36.1 36.9 37.1 35.4

EXPECTATIONS FOR SIX MONTHS HENCE: PERCENT

May April Rev From March Business Conditions

Better 19.2 17.2 16.9 15.0

Worse 12.1 14.8 15.1 17.7

Same 68.7 68.0 68.0 67.3 Employment

More jobs 16.8 14.3 14.2 13.0

Fewer jobs 19.7 21.8 22.4 26.0

Same 63.5 63.9 63.4 61.0 Income

Increase 16.6 16.8 16.8 14.6

Decrease 15.3 15.9 16.0 17.7

Same 68.1 67.3 67.2 67.7

Inflation Rate (Non-Seasonally Adjusted) Average

May April Rev from March

5.3 5.5 5.5 5.8

The monthly survey of roughly 5,000 U.S. households is conducted by NFO Research Inc. of Greenwich, Connecticut, for the Conference Board, a New York-based business and economics research group funded by major corporations globally.

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