Published: Sep 29, 2010 3:30 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 29, 2010 12:30 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A new survey shows Florida's consumer confidence went up slightly after the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was sealed.

The University of Florida's Survey Research Center reported Tuesday that the state's consumer confidence index went up two points to 68 in September.

That's its highest level since April's 78 reading.

The center's director, Chris McCarty, said the increase doesn't mean Florida's again in a state of optimism.

He said overall confidence is still four points lower than at this time last year, but it's beginning to recover to pre-spill levels.