Economic Statistics for 13 Sep 16
The Treasury reports the federal government’s deficit is growing, at $-107.1 billion for August. The year-to-date deficit is $-620.8 billion, 17.1% higher than August, 2015.
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell -0.2 points to 94.4 in August.
Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales growth rose to 0.8% on a year-ago basis, from the previous week’s 0.4%.