Monthly retail industry employment figures are based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data and exclude restaurants.

NRF has noted that these numbers present an incomplete picture of the retail workforce because it only includes employees who work in stores, leaving out retail workers in corporate headquarters, distribution centers and innovation labs.

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