Retail trade turnover index registered a year-on-year change rate of 0.2% in September, 4.5 percentage points above the rate observed in August. The indices of employment, wages and salaries and hours worked adjusted of calendar effects presented year-on-year change rates of -3.6%, 0.7% and -3.7%, respectively (-3.5%, 1.1% and -4.3% in the previous month, by the same order). In the 3rd quarter 2020, the retail trade turnover index year-on-year change rate was -2.2% (-13.2% in the 2nd quarter).
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