Data Points: Retail Sales Plunge

The October drop is the largest since the Commerce Department adopted a new measurement system in 1992.

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  • 2.8%: Drop in retail sales last month
  • 1.3%: Drop in retail sales in September
  • 4.1%: Total drop in retail sales since October 2007
  • 5.5%: Drop in auto purchases last month
  • 12.7% : Drop in sales at gasoline stations

Source: Department of Commerce