WASHINGTON — The apparel and textile industries, stuck in a pattern of constant employment erosion, lost a combined 5,400 jobs in June, bringing the total employment to 773,200.
Apparel jobs, on the decline for three decades, fell a seasonally adjusted 2,000 in June against May to 314,500 workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s employment report released Thursday. Compared with June 2002, apparel employers slashed 47,000 jobs from payrolls on a seasonally adjusted basis.
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