By  on March 9, 2018

Retail hiring surged in February, but the gains essentially put employment in the sector back to where it was a year ago. 

Jobs gains started to pick up in January after an unusual holiday hiring lull, with apparel and accessories specialty stores adding around 11,000 workers, according to adjusted numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the segment added another 14,900 positions during February, according to new department data.

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