Apparel and accessories specialty stores and general merchandise retailers boosted payrolls in August, as the overall economy added 96,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Specialty store employment rose 2.8 percent last month to employ 1.38 million people, while general merchandise store employment gained 1 percent, with 3.06 million jobs in the sector. Job growth at department stores, a category within the general merchandise category, was flat at 1.52 million employed.
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