WASHINGTON — Retailers added jobs to payrolls across the board in October as the overall unemployment rate dipped, according to a Labor Department report released Friday.
Apparel and accessories stores added a seasonally adjusted 1,400 jobs to employ 1.4 million last month compared with September, while department stores boosted payrolls by 5,400 to employ 1.5 million. General merchandise stores, a category that includes discounters and department stores, added 10,000 jobs last month to employ 3 million.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"