CHEMSFORD, Mass. -- Fewer people applied for jobs in the retail sector in June, according to the July Kronos Retail Labor Index. The July report includes data for June 2011.
The number of applications received by retailers in the Kronos sample fell sharply in June 2011, to just 900,164 from a revised 1,149,879 in May, all on a seasonally adjusted basis. This was the lowest number of applications received since November 2007 and nearly 17% below its level one year ago.