U.S. consumer confidence dips in April

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence dipped in April as consumers were discouraged by business and labor market conditions, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes fell to 82.3 in April from an upwardly revised 83.9 in March. Economists had expected a reading of 83.0, according to a Reuters poll.

March was originally reported as 82.3.

The expectations index rose to its highest since August, hitting 84.9 in April from an upwardly revised 84.8 in March, while the present situation index fell to 78.3 versus an upwardly revised 82.5 last month.

The "jobs hard to get" index rose 32.5 percent from 31.4, revised from 33.0.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)