Employment

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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BLS data does not accurately reflect the scale of retail employment
BLS data does not accurately reflect the scale of retail employment, or the direction of its growth.
 
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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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It’s a tight labor market. Mercer data helps retailers set strategy for building their workforce.
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