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Old 06-02-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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in May. In the past consistent losses in this sector was followed by a recession. Also on the second chart I posted it shows the RSI(relative strength index) of the retail non-farm payroll sector. It is currently at 68, I see continued downside to this sector.



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Old 06-02-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Retail stores are outdated and dying a natural death, online shopping is killing it off.
Its not indicative of a recession, its the opposite, it shows how the online sales are booming.
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Old 06-03-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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Hmmm. Is that 6,100 jobs lost (seasonally adjusted) out of something around 15,000,000? If so, that might well be a noise record. I note that a further 2,100 jobs were lost (seasonally adjusted) in wholesale trade. Perhaps trade in general is coming to an end?
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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Retail stores are outdated and dying a natural death, online shopping is killing it off.
Its not indicative of a recession, its the opposite, it shows how the online sales are booming.
A lot of these stores work lean and it backfires.
I took my wife to 2 stores to buy her something. No one was at the counter of either store.

I can go online and get the same item cheaper and not have to beg someone to help me.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Boston
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A lot of these stores work lean and it backfires.
I took my wife to 2 stores to buy her something. No one was at the counter of either store.

I can go online and get the same item cheaper and not have to beg someone to help me.
Same here, trying to get served at auto part stores is wait and wait.
Many times I leave the stuff on the counter and walk out, online is a breeze unless you need it right now, easier and usually cheaper.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Yes, the jobs are just shifting from one sector to another, and those that chose the wrong career need to realize it and make a move before it's too late. here are two cities in our area where support for the growing online trade means 1,000 new jobs each. The pay starts at $14, a step up from the typical retail store.

https://patch.com/washington/renton/...ent-warehouses

https://patch.com/washington/bonneyl...illment-center
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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... Perhaps trade in general is coming to an end?
Itís all a tradeoff, isnít it?

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Same here, trying to get served at auto part stores is wait and wait.
Perhaps Iím misapprehending the colloquialism, but isnít ďgetting servedĒ broadly considered to be undesirable?
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:45 AM
 
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Many people will do whatever they can to avoid getting served.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:58 PM
 
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Default Update:Retail sector lost 8.3k jobs in October

Retail sector lost 8.3k jobs in October.





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Old 11-04-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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Like many variables (and people on the bus), this one goes up and down.
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