U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, bringing the official unemployment rate down to 7.5 percent. The retail trade accounted for 29,000 new jobs.

Employment has grown by 1.6 percent across the country over the past year, a gain of more than 2 million jobs after seasonal adjustments, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Private-sector job growth alone has ...

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Retailers expected online sales to hit record levels in 2014 and did they ever.

New all-time highs for e-commerce sales are now expected for the November through December time frame following a strong surge in sales during the final week before Christmas, according to the digital measurement firm comScore.

U.S. retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers from Nov. 1 through ...

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An expected post-Easter decline in shopper activity was compounded by unseasonably cold weather last month. Retail foot traffic decreased 10.1 percent in April compared to March 2013, deviating from previous positive month-over-month retail traffic trends. Foot traffic for April 2013 decreased 0.4 percent compared to the same month in 2012.

Easter — and all the shopping that goes with it ...

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The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and growing strength in the retail sector has helped fuel the economic rebound.

Spending at retail stores and restaurants rose in November by the most in eight months, an early sign that Americans are spending some of the savings they are enjoying ...

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Lower-priced gas allowed Americans to step up their spending at retailers in April, buying cars, clothes, electronics and appliances. The rebound from a weak March suggests consumers remain resilient in the face of higher taxes and could continue to drive economic growth this spring.

Retail sales edged up 0.1 percent in April, the Commerce Department said Monday. That's an improvement ...

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The retail space offers a variety of opportunities for job seekers, from working the register to merchandising and corporate roles. So how do you make your way up the ladder, particularly when you start on the sales floor?

Apploi, a mobile tool for job seekers and employers, sat down with Phil Hendrickson, who has work experience at impressive companies like ...

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More Americans hunted for jobs in May, and more companies filled them - signs of confidence and resilience for the slow-healing U.S. economy. Industries that rely directly on consumer spending hired at a healthy pace - a sign of confidence that consumers will keep spending. Retailers added 28,000 jobs.

The retail sector has added new hires for three straight months, ...

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