As part of its year-end report, the Retail Industry Association (RIA) reported that the number of retail jobs in the United States fell by nearly 2.5 million in 2016, the largest drop in US retail employment in nearly a decade.
According to the latest figures, there were 3.6 million retail jobs nationwide in 2016.
In the U.S. as a whole, there was a decline of more than 1 million jobs.
The RIA reported that retail employment fell by an average of about 2.2 percent year-on-year from 2015 to 2016.
The overall retail employment numbers for 2016 were a loss of more 4.7 million jobs nationwide.
The report notes that retail jobs were in decline across many industries.
The number of jobs in hospitality, healthcare, and public safety fell by the largest number in 2016 compared to 2015.
The largest decrease in retail employment was for retail service occupations, which dropped by 2.4 percent.
The employment rate for retail workers was the lowest it had been since 2006, according to the RIA.
The retail employment report also reported that sales of all goods and services rose by nearly 3 percent during the past year.
This is a result of increased retail spending and a growing number of retailers opening new stores.
The consumer spending was also a key driver of the increase in retail sales.
For example, a report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that retail spending in 2016 grew at an annual rate of 6.5 percent.
It also said that retail sales in the U, as a percentage of GDP, increased by 3.4 percentage points during 2016.
For the first time since 2012, the U S dollar rose in value in 2017.
The value of the dollar rose more than 7 percent in 2017, the highest increase since 2011.
The National Retail Association (NRMA) attributed the rise in the value of dollars to the continued weakness of the US. dollar, as well as an increase in imports and exports.
The NASF also noted that retail trade increased by more than 4.2 billion dollars, while the industry’s gross sales rose by more more than 5.2 million dollars.
The average retail job pay for retail employees decreased by $12,000 in 2016 to $28,000.
In 2017, retail employment dropped by 4.1 million jobs, but that was mainly due to a decrease in part-time positions.
The loss of retail employment is not necessarily a bad thing for consumers, according the RCA.
The association noted that the retail industry has been working hard to create jobs.
However, they noted that it is a difficult task to create enough jobs in a short time frame.
It is important to remember that retail and hospitality are sectors that do not employ enough people to offset the negative impact of an overall decline in retail jobs.
Retail and hospitality employment is expected to increase over the next year, according RCA executive director Jim Hensley.
Hensly said that there are still a lot of retail and leisure workers who want to be in the retail or hospitality industry.
Heningley pointed out that many of these workers are looking for the best and brightest.
In addition, Hens.
said that more retail jobs have been created in hospitality than retail over the past decade.
This may be due to the popularity of high-end restaurants, which attract the most people.
Retail employment is also expected to continue to grow.
Hinsley said that retailers continue to expand their operations.
The sector has added over 200,000 jobs over the last decade.
Retail has continued to grow in recent years.
In fact, retail sales were up by more 2.3 percent in 2016 than they were in 2014.
The U. S. Census Bureau also reported in December that the average retail wage in 2016 was $38,000, up $6,000 from $34,000 the previous year.
Hennesley noted that these numbers indicate that the US economy has been growing, and that retail is contributing to that growth.
Retail is a highly skilled job that requires great skills and has a high level of specialization.
In an effort to attract the best talent, retailers are creating more stores and expanding their offerings to help consumers find the best products.