The Scorelogix Retail and Wholesale Job Security Index increased by 5.6% or 2.6 points (MOM) in January 2013 when compared to December 2012 and increased by 55.2% or 17.6 points (YOY) in January 2013 from January 2012.Index in Retail and Wholesale section increased slightly in January, with most of the increase occurring in its nondurable goods component. After a sharp decrease in August in 2012, the index has steadily increased in the last 5 months. However, the seasonal pattern in the Retail and Wholesale sector naturally leads to lower demand in the coming month.
Use the Scorelogix Wholesale and Retail Job Security Index report for forecasting and planning or for industry specific research. The Wholesale and Retail JSI reports can be purchased individually on a subscription basis. A national JSI report and selected industrial group reports are also available. Custom reports for specific geographic regions down to the zip code level and for other industrial groups can also be purchased.