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 jobs grew 18,600 in November, accounted for 12 percent of nationwide job growth
Retail employment in November grew by 18,600 jobs from October
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Strong U.S. job growth good sign for holiday sales, retail employment nearly unchanged from September
Retail industry employment in October remained essentially unchanged from September.
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September retail jobs increase more than 25,000 over 2017
The increase came despite a drop of 23,600 jobs from August.
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