Retail Trade Survey Canada

State of Retail: The Canadian Report 2010

September 6, 2013 – 10:13

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Unemployment rose in May

The unemployment rate rose from 5.0 to 5.5 percent in May, and nonfarm
payroll employment continued to trend down (-49,000), the Bureau of Labor
Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. In May, employ-
ment continued to fall in construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and
temporary help services, while health care continued to add jobs. Average
hourly earnings rose by 5 cents, or 0.3 percent, over the month.

The only sector that saw a rise in employment was Health Care, which means we are getting poorer AND sicker.

They should take this further:

Three researchers at the University of California, Irvine Greg Linden, Kenneth L. Kraemer and Jason Dedrick applied some investigative cost accounting to this question, using a report from Portelligent Inc. that examined all the parts that went into the iPod.
Their study, sponsored by the Sloan Foundation, offers a fascinating illustration of the complexity of the global economy, and how difficult it is to understand that complexity by using only conventional trade statistics.
The researchers estimated that $163 of the iPods $299 retail value in the United States was captured by American companies and workers, breaking it down to $75 for distribution and retail costs, $80 to Apple, and $8 to various domestic component makers

Money market fund assets fall to $2.639 trillion  — Anchorage Daily News
Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds rose $1.91 billion to $934.25 billion, the Washington-based mutual fund trade group said Thursday. Assets of taxable money market funds in the retail category rose $1.3 billion to $739.03 billion.

US service sector picks up in August  — Mizo News
The NMI survey covers all sectors outside of manufacturing. A reading above ..

Nabu Press Occupational employment statistics: 1985 statewide survey of transportation, communication & utilities, wholesale & retail trade, education, state & local government
Book (Nabu Press)

CORRECTED-Central banks, SWFs make up less than 1 pct of FX trade -BIS  — Reuters
New data in the 2013 survey also showed 16 percent of dealers' global FX transactions were conducted by a prime brokerage.

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