Thursday, August 16, 2012

Real E-Commerce Retail Sales per Civilian Employed

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Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Custom Chart


Stagflationary Mark said...

Hey, at least this economic exponential trend failure is hobbling along like a wounded animal. That's better than most of them.

On the other hand, I'm trying to remember the last time I spoke to an employed customer service representative when making a purchase online.

If memory serves, the answer is never. Sigh.

dearieme said...

Who falls into the category non-civilian? Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard? Is that the lot?

mab said...

Actually, there might be a silver lining here. Perhaps we've seen peak "malling" in America.

That said, I'm almost certain the "mauling" of the middle class will continue. The looting apparatus remains in place.

Stagflationary Mark said...


Those under the age of 16 are also not part of the civilian labor force and neither are those who are institutionalized (can't be in jail *and* unemployed).

Stagflationary Mark said...


Technology will save the malls unless...

Mall Wear -> Malware