A Siena Research Institute survey shows confidence among upstate consumers remained relatively flat in September.
Overall confidence-which includes current and future confidence-improved slightly to 71.7 from 71.1 in August and 71 a year ago. Current confidence was 80, down from 82.2 in August, but up from 72 a year ago. Future confidence increased to 66.4 last month from 64 in August, but fell from 70.3 in September 2012.
The survey was based on calls to more than 800 residents last month.