WASHINGTON — Specialty chains, discounters and department stores all increased payrolls in June, as employment in the overall economy rose strongly and the unemployment rate ticked down, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s monthly employment report released Thursday.
Apparel and accessories stores added a seasonally adjusted 1,700 jobs to employ 1.4 million in June, while department stores added 1,400 jobs to employ 1.3 million. General merchandise stores, a category that includes discounters and department stores, added 5,000 jobs to employ 3.1 million last month.
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