Apparel and general merchandise retailers added jobs in February as employers added a total of 236,000 to nonfarm payrolls and the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent.
According to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Labor Department Friday, apparel and accessories stores hired 2,000 workers to employ 1.46 million, while general merchandise stores, a classification that includes discounters and department stores, grew their payrolls by 4,000 to employ 3.09 million.
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