No Help in Week 3
The third week of July showed no improvement and same store sales showed a 1.27 percent decrease compared to where they were in the same period in 2017. Customer counts were down 0.89 percent. After a positive start to the month, July is overall flat with one week left to report.
Tomorrow the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its July unemployment report. Initial estimates show consistent job growth, which gets even more impressive every month due to the low unemployment rate.