Advanced Retail Sales

Graphic -- Domestic U.S. Consumer Sentiment

The economy is improving, isn't it?  Throughout the pandemic we have looked at the advanced estimates of monthly retail sales for clues as to the depth of the recession as well as the recover.  September data was released last week and showed that improvements are slow.  The retail sector continues to be one of the hardest hit sectors of the economy.

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