There were 245 last month compared to 313 last year.
Spending on services was flat, and Americans spent less on long-lasting goods.
The report comes from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Price war helps the little guys.
Growth for 2016 was just 1.6 percent, the poorest showing in 5 years.
Unchanged from initial estimate; consumer spending improved.
Firms invested $3B in 2016; more to come.
Strength stemmed from a big surge in demand for commercial, aircraft.
Annual address to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders has rosy outlook for economy.
Weekly claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rise to 244,000 but still at low level.