Employment

NRF calculates monthly retail industry employment, excluding automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

 

Note: Retail job numbers reported by the Labor Department do not provide an accurate picture of the industry because they count only employees who work in stores while excluding retail workers in other parts of the business such as corporate headquarters, distribution centers, call centers and innovation labs.

 
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Retail employment dropped in March but overall job gains point to economic growth
Retail employment in March was down by 11,700 jobs from February and down 47,400 jobs year-over-year.
 
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