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Economy
On a three-month moving average year-over-year, retail sales have grown 2.8 percent. When looking at business lines, performance in February was very mixed as electronics and appliance stores saw declines while building materials and garden supplies saw solid growth.
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Economy
The industry started the year on a high note, with broad-based monthly increases across the majority of sectors.
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Economy
Retail made up nearly a fifth of the 227,000 jobs added to the nation's economy last month. On a year-over-year basis, retail jobs have increased by 161,000 positions.
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Economy
Holiday retail sales during November and December reached $658.3 billion. The number includes $122.9 billion in non-store sales, which were up 12.6 percent over the year before.
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Economy
In the month of December, the retail industry saw a slight increase of 900 jobs; however, a major revision of November retail employment showed a gain of 17,200 jobs, a swing of 25,000 jobs from the initial report of an 8,300 job loss. The revision may be due to a shift in seasonal hiring patterns.
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Economy
November retail sales grew a solid 5 percent year-over-year and 0.1 percent from an already-strong October. Online and other non-store sales grew 15.3 percent year-over-year, reflecting the growth of online shopping.
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Economy
The retail industry saw a decline of 8,300 jobs in November compared with October but employment in the industry was up by 135,000 jobs compared with the same month last year.
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Economy
Retail sales increased by 0.9 percent over September and grew 2.2 percent on a year-over-year basis.
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Economy
Retail sales saw a slight increase of 0.2 percent in September compared with August, and grew a strong 3.5 percent year-over-year.
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Economy
Retail industry employment increased by 10,000 jobs in September over August and was up 194,000 jobs over the same time last year.
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