Economics statistics for 18 Jun 13
Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:
In weekly retail sales, ICSC-Goldman reports a 0.3% weekly sales increase, and a 2.5% year-over-year gain. Redbook reports a 2.9% annual increase.
May Housing Starts rose 6.8% to a 0.914 million annual rate, climbing back from a steep drop the previous month.
The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in May, with core rate, ex-food and -energy, rose 0.2%. On a year over year basis, the CPI is up 1.4% while the core CPI rose 1.7%.