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Exterior of American Apparel store with sale signs in Oxford Street. An announcement stated all of the UK and European stores will close after falling into administration.American Apparel franchise to close in Europe, London, UK - 05 Dec 2016

Retail jobs are disappearing even as the broader economy puts more workers onto the payrolls.

Apparel and accessories specialty stores axed a seasonally 5,500 jobs from January to February, cutting employment in the sector to 1.4 million. Employment at general merchandise stores declined by 19,300 to 3.2 million, including a department store sector decline of 4,700, to 1.3 million.

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