According to the monthly survey by the Siena Research Institute, confidence among upstate consumers slid to its lowest level in nearly two years in October.
Overall confidence-which includes current and future confidence-fell to 65.2 from 71.7 in September and 75.6 a year ago.
Statewide, overall confidence was 69.6 last month, down from 76.2 in September and 78.7 a year ago.
Nationally, overall confidence was 73.2 in October, compared with 77.5 in September and 82.6 a year ago.