Retail Sales Data tracks the merchandise sold by companies within the retail trade and measures the total consumer spending on retails sales (not including service costs). The retail revenues are a major part (two thirds) of the US economy.

As soon as a transaction is executed, the relevant data is processed securely and sent to the data server where it is stored. A backup is created on a different server farm, to ensure data integrity and continuity.

The Initial Jobless Claims data states the number of people who applied to receive unemployment pay for the first time.