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Card Spending Update: August 2020 September 11, 2020

Credit/debit card data suggest CA taxable sales continued to grow in August but still remained below January.


U.S. Retail Sales: July 2020 August 14, 2020

U.S. retail sales in July 2020 were 2.7% higher than in July 2019.


California Household Debt Declines Slightly Amid Pandemic August 6, 2020

We summarize recent data on household debt in California. 


Using Card Spending Data to Track Taxable Sales July 31, 2020

We use data on credit card and debit card transactions in California to get a better sense of recent sales tax trends in California.


U.S. Retail Sales: June 2020 July 16, 2020

U.S. retail sales rose 8% from May to June, returning to 2019 level.


U.S. Retail Sales: May 2020 June 16, 2020

May 2020 U.S. retail sales show significant rebound from April decline. 


U.S. Retail Sales: April 2020 May 18, 2020

April 2020 U.S. retail sales data shows significant impact from COVID-19. 


A Look at Household Debt in California February 12, 2020

We review new data on household debt in California.