Market Data

Retail Employment is Shrinking—or Is It?

In the nine months ending September 2017, U.S. employers added a total of 1.3 million jobs, pushing unemployment down to 4.2%, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. During this same period, the retail industry suffered a net decrease of 72,000 jobs,……...

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Market DataCotton Data

Harvey Drives Up Cotton Prices in Last Days of August

Cotton prices rose sharply in the last few days of August, ending the month at 70.96 cents, almost 4 cents per pound, or about 5.6%, higher than at the end of July, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Uncertainty over the……...

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Cargo Imports Hit Record Highs But Slowdown Seen Coming

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer and 2017 is expected to reach a new yearly record, followed by slower in growth in the new year.

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