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Steady Retail Sales Momentum Drives Retailer Innovation

  I I RETAIL SALES MAY 2019 I Research Brief Steady Retail Sales Momentum Drives Retailer Innovation I Healthy labor market keeps consumption on solid footing. Retail spending increased steadily in April, rising 3.2 percent on an annual basis and extending a trend of stabilized consumption. The tight job market continues to fuel the retail […]

Unemployment Falls to Record Low; Job Gains Sustain Apartment Demand

  I I EMPLOYMENT MAY 2019 I Research Brief Unemployment Falls to Record Low; Job Gains Sustain Apartment Demand I Improved employment growth supporting historically low joblessness. Employers added 236,000 positions in April, bringing the year’s total job creation to 820,000, which is on par with previous years in this cycle. Expanded hiring activity compared […]

Increasingly Sophisticated Retailers Deploy Range of Growth Strategies

  I I RETAIL SALES APRIL 2019 I Research Brief Increasingly Sophisticated Retailers Deploy Range of Growth Strategies I Retail sales showing consistency as year progresses. Softened consumer confidence in March had little impact on spending as core retail sales advanced 3.6 percent year over year. A second consecutive month of moderate yet steady growth […]

Labor Deficit Boosts Wages; Invigorates Hiring in Tertiary Markets

  I I EMPLOYMENT APRIL 2019 I Research Brief Labor Deficit Boosts Wages; Invigorates Hiring in Tertiary Markets I Job growth rebounds in March; pace of hiring moderating. Removed from the disrupting effects of the partial government shutdown and winter storms, U.S. employers created a combined 196,000 jobs last month, well above the 33,000 personnel […]