Retail Employment Dips In March Following February Surge

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0aaretailjobsAlthough retail employment slipped by 6,400 in March, job numbers were ahead for the year and stronger than a year ago, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said.

Industry employment in March 2018 was 30,800 higher than unadjusted March 2017 figures and followed the addition of 42,400 jobs in February. The three-month moving average in March showed an increase of 14,200 jobs, as compared to an increase of 10,600 jobs in the three-month moving average for February.

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NRF: January Retail Employment Down 21K

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January retail employment is down 21,600 jobs, yet up 230,000 jobs year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) monthly jobs report.  December retail employment figures were revised up to reflect a gain of 57,000 jobs.

The NRF issued statements from President and CEO Matthew Shay and Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz, both citing seasonal factors for the dip in employment.

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Retail Industry Adds 37,600 Jobs In October

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The National Retail Foundation
(NRF) has calculated the retail industry added 37,600 jobs in October, and 295,000 jobs over the last year, a 2.4% improvement versus 2012 employment gains.

To address to the results, NRF released the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay and Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz:

“The latest jobs report, which came in stronger than anticipated, provides some positive indication that the economy and employment situation are steadily improving,” Shay said. “The timing couldn’t be better for retailers and consumers, who are busy preparing for the holiday shopping season.”

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Retail Industry Adds 37,600 Jobs In October

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The National Retail Foundation
(NRF) has calculated the retail industry added 37,600 jobs in October, and 295,000 jobs over the last year, a 2.4% improvement versus 2012 employment gains.

To address to the results, NRF released the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay and Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz:

“The latest jobs report, which came in stronger than anticipated, provides some positive indication that the economy and employment situation are steadily improving,” Shay said. “The timing couldn’t be better for retailers and consumers, who are busy preparing for the holiday shopping season.”

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