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August Home Improvement Retail Sales Rise 12% Over 2019

August Home Improvement Retail Sales

Home improvement sales are still strong compared to 2019, the latest U.S. retail sales data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. In August, home improvement sales (NAICS 444) stood at a seasonally unadjusted rate of $37.4 billion, up 12 percent …

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June Home Improvement Sales Rise 17% Over 2019

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Sales at U.S. home improvement stores (NAICS 444) in June rose 17 percent over the same period in 2019, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. Overall U.S. retail sales climbed 7.5 percent over May as many businesses reopened …

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U.S. Retail Sales Climb 17% in May

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Retail sales in the U.S. grew by a seasonally adjusted rate of 17.7 percent in May over April, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department shows. The increase sets a new record for monthly retail growth. Sales at building materials …

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Home Renovations Contribute to Retail Hiring

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Trends in home renovations have contributed to recent growth in the number of new retail jobs in the U.S., the Chicago Tribune reports. “Building-material stores hired more than 10,000 workers in February to keep up with booming demand,” the news …

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The Economy: Hurricanes and Home Improvement

Jack Kleinhenz is chief economist for the National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association. Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland, Kleinhenz is a contributing forecaster to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, the Federal Reserve Bank …

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