consumer confidence

Retail
NRF: July Retail Sales Up As Consumer Spending Gains

Retail sales were up 0.9% in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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NRF: Consumer Holiday Spending To Rise

Consumers said they will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season this year, up 4.1% from the $967.13 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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NRF: Retail Employment Gains

According to the National Retail Federation, retail industry employment in the U.S. increased by 28,800 jobs seasonally adjusted in May over April and 100,000 jobs unadjusted year-over-year.

Retail
NRF Forecasts Solid 2018 Retail Sales Growth

Citing the recent solid holiday selling season and several macro factors including the high level of consumer confidence, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is forecasting that 2018 will be another good year for retailers.

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Consumer Confidence Rises In July

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined marginally in June, improved in July. The Index now stands at 121.1, up from 117.3 in June. The Present Situation Index increased from 143.9 to 147.8, while the Expectations Index rose from 99.6 last month to 103.3.

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