Chain Store Age
The retail industry added jobs in January in a month whose overall job gains surpassed expectations.
Retail industry employment in January was down by 15,100 jobs unadjusted from a year earlier, but increased 14,800 jobs seasonally adjusted from December, according to the National Retail Federation. The retail numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, came as the nation added 304,000 jobs overall compared with December, the Labor Department said.. . . more