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Specialty Clothing Stores Post Employment Gains, Department Store Jobs Decline

Business at specialty clothing and clothing accessories stores is booming and the success has fueled job growth in the sector.

According to data released by Department of Labor Friday, employment at apparel specialty stores in August increased 5.3% from July (5,300 new jobs) to reach 1.4 million. For department stores, on the other hand, things were less positive with the sector cutting 6,800 jobs, bringing its total employed to 1.32 million in the month.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.