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Retailers Add 24,000 Jobs in February, 218,000 in Past Year

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Washington–Despite unusual winter weather throughout the country that often hampered sales, retail industry employment in February increased by 24,000 jobs and has increased  218,000 on a year-over-year basis as retailers and merchants again added strength in numbers to the overall economy, the National Retail Federation said today. Strong monthly gains …

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Retail Employment Edges Up in March

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Washington—Although the U.S. Department of Labor reported today that March “nonfarm payroll employment” rose by 192,000 missing analysts’ expectations, jobs in retail picked up perhaps signaling a similar pickup in sales. The unemployment rate remains flat at about 6.7%. According to the NRF, month-to-month retail employment increased 18,200 in March …