The Johnson Redbook retail sales index was up 5.1% in the second week of April following a 4.7% gain in the previous week.

Month-to-date, April was up 4.9% compared to April of last year, relative to a target of a 6.1% gain. Month-over-month showed a 1.1% gain compared to March, relative to a 2.3% gain target. April is a four-week month on the retail calendar ending on April 30.

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