Trade con­tin­ues to trend up­ward

Imperial Valley Press - - LOCAL & REGION -

A Mex­i­can agency re­leased a re­port of trade ac­tiv­ity for Septem­ber that in­di­cates re­tail sales grew in the state 4.8 per­cent.

The Na­tional In­sti­tute of Sta­tis­tics and Ge­og­ra­phy also said em­ploy­ment in­creased 4.6 per­cent dur­ing that month in the state — the third high­est na­tion­wide.

Re­tail sales have grown for nine months straight, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Em­ploy­ment in whole­sale trade de­creased 2.1 per­cent in Septem­ber, but climbed 4.7 per­cent for the year over­all.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports of the Mex­i­can In­sti­tute of So­cial Se­cu­rity, trade has cre­ated 285 new busi­nesses and 4,204 new jobs for the year.

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