Tag: consumer price index

Retail Sales Double

  Retail Sales double predictions, while consumer prices also rose, and layoffs shrank. Retail Sales  Strong holiday sales sparked a retail surge in November, with retail and food service sales for the month growing 0.8 percent to $492.7 billion, the Census Bureau reported last week. This outpaced market expectations of […]

Job Market Growth

Consumer borrowing enjoyed solid gains, while the job market grew more than expected, and layoffs contracted. Employment Job Market growth exceeded expectations, adding 228,000 non-farm jobs in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week. This exceeded market expectations of 200,000 jobs, and kept the unemployment rate at 4.1 […]

Consumer Prices and Retail Sales Increase

  Retail sales enjoyed a considerable jump, and consumer prices also saw healthy gains. Meanwhile, layoffs tumbled. Retail Sales Growth After falling 0.3 percent in August, retail sales enjoyed their largest surge in two years. Retail Sales grew to 1.6 percent in September to hit $483.9 billion for the month, […]

Retail Sales Fell Further than Anticipated

  Retail sales fell further than anticipated, while consumer prices crept up, and still-low layoffs notched up slightly. Retail Sales Retail sales for August fell 0.3 percent to $456.3 billion, according to last week’s report from the Census Bureau. The fall-off in performance was greater than market expectations, which had […]