U.S. consumer credit rose 7.9% on an annualized basis in February, according to the Federal Reserve press release. Total credit jumped $27.6 billion from January, the largest gain since November 2017.
Revolving credit rose at an annualized rate of 10.1% or $8.1 billion, the most since December 2019.
Non-revolving credit jumped at an annual rate of 7.3% or $19.5 billion, the biggest increase since June.
Lending by the federal government, comprising mainly of student loans, increased by $5.7 billion
The jump in borrowing highlights growing economic confidence as job growth picks up and more states lift coronavirus restrictions.
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