WASHINGTON — Discounters and specialty retailers, anticipating a boost in consumer spending from one-time tax rebate checks, added jobs in June, but department stores and apparel and textile manufacturers reflected a national trend and cut back.
The Labor Department reported that general merchandise stores, a category that includes discounters like Wal-Mart, bucked the flow toward weakening employment, posting a gain of 8,900 jobs in June to employ 2.9 million, while apparel and accessories stores added 900 jobs to payrolls, bringing the total number of positions to 1.5 million.
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