September retail sales numbers are mixed according to Commerce and NRF data

Commerce reported that September retail sales at $425.9 billion were down 0.1 percent compared to August and up 3.2 percent compared to September 2012, and the NRF eported that September retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from August and were up 3.8 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.

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Retail sales for the month of September released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) were mixed.

Commerce reported that September retail sales at $425.9 billion were down 0.1% compared to August and up 3.2% compared to September 2012. Total retail sales from July through September are up 4.5% annually.

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