Sales were down in 12 of 21 industries tracked.
Sales were down in seven of 21 the industries tracked.
Those in the health care, social services and the education sectors are more vulnerable.
Helping drive the growth was the mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector which rose 0.9 per cent.
$8 billion on staff and contractors, $4 billion on software/hardware, $2 billion on other measures.
Growth came as sales in 11 of 21 industries climbed higher.
Economy rocketed to an annualized pace of 2.9 per cent in the period from April 1 through June 30.
Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.