More than 300,000 jobs in the retail and hospitality industries have been lost since the economic crisis, according to new research.
But the research found the number of retail jobs that are open for hire in the U.S. has been growing.
According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales fell 6.3% in July, the slowest gain since April 2007.
The retail jobless rate was 7.2%, the lowest since April 2016.
The economy added just 1,100 jobs in July.
The industry also reported a loss of nearly 11,000 manufacturing jobs.
The retail industry lost nearly 2.7 million jobs from January through March, the largest loss since the recession.
That’s more than double the number in March 2011.