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Unemployment Rate Steady, Retail Hiring Inches Up in Quarter

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The unemployment rate remained flat at 4.1% in March. Retail employment only saw a slight fluctuation, losing 4,400 jobs in March for a total of $15.9 million. The losses follow a 59,000 job gain in January and February combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General merchandise stores lost 12,600 jobs or 0.4%. Clothing and…

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