New Retail Numbers Aren’t As Bad As They Look

 In Fishkind Commentaries

The latest numbers tracking retail sales across the nation are out, and they inched down by a little more than half a percentage point in February. That makes three straight months of declines.

Normally, that would raise eyebrows, says economic analyst Hank Fishkind. But he says there are specific – and temporary – factors at play, and that means it’s not as bad as it might look.

This week, 90.7’s Nicole Creston asked Fishkind to start with a quick round-up of what the retail sales numbers have been saying for the past three months, and what’s behind them.

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