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NRF: Retailers add 13, 500 jobs in November


Washington, D.C. – The National Retail Federation estimated that the retail industry added 13,500 jobs in November, and 268,500 year-over-year.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report showed that November total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 203,000, with the unemployment rate at 7%.

“Today’s solid jobs report is welcome news that the economy is continuing to shake off the recession and adding jobs,” NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. “Retail continues to lead the jobs recovery with retailers and merchants bringing on thousands of additional workers to assist customers this holiday season. It is now up to policymakers and regulators to sustain the positive momentum and work to resolve our nation’s looming fiscal and policy challenges, specifically the budget, debt ceiling, and the ongoing business and labor disruptions associated with the Affordable Care Act.”

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