Statement from Secretary Locke on Retail Sales in February 2010
Washington (March 12)—The Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau today released retail sales data for February 2010.
Retail sales grew an unexpected 0.3 percent compared with private-sector forecasts of a 0.3 percent decline.
Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales grew 0.8 percent.
Retail sales have grown 3.9 percent over the past year.