June’s Retail and Food Service Sales Indicate Complex and Uncertain Recovery

Census Bureau reports 1.1% rise in sales last month compared to June 2019

Sources: Getty Images, US Census

There was a moment toward the end of May when it seemed as if post-pandemic normalcy was just around the corner—or at least, the attitude of some state governors, which began to speed up their reopening phases and loosen mandates on mask-wearing, made it seem that Covid-19 was about to become a footnote in history.

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