2009-02-12 USER

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Advance Retail Sales MoM (Jan)

Survey -0.8%
Actual 1.0%
Prior -2.7%
Revised -3.0%

Karim writes:

  • Retail sales rise 1% in January for first rise in 7mths.
  • December revised to down 3% from down 2.7%.
  • 3mth annualized rate of change improves from -25.5% to -24.3%.


Advance Retail Sales YoY (Jan)

Survey n/a
Actual -9.7%
Prior -10.5%
Revised n/a


Retail Sales Less Autos MoM (Jan)

Survey -0.4%
Actual 0.9%
Prior -3.1%
Revised -3.2%


Initial Jobless Claims (Feb 7)

Survey 610K
Actual 623K
Prior 626K
Revised 631K

Karim writes:

  • Initial claims drop 8k to 623k
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    Continuing Claims (Jan 31)

    Survey 4800K
    Actual 4810K
    Prior 4788K
    Revised 4799K

    Karim writes:

    • Continuing claims rise 11k to new cycle high
    • Chicago Fed Prez Evans yesterday that further policy accommodation was needed


    Jobless Claims ALLX (Jan 31)


    Business Inventories MoM (Dec)

    Survey -0.9%
    Actual -1.3%
    Prior -0.7%
    Revised -1.1%


    Business Inventories YoY (Dec)

    Survey n/a
    Actual 0.9%
    Prior 2.9%
    Revised n/a