Department stores and general merchandise stores added jobs, while specialty retailers had a very small decrease. Good news; the Leisure and Hospitality sector gained 28,000 jobs. On the flip side, the hospitality sector still has an unemployment rate of 12.3%, which is actually slightly higher than June 2009's rate of 12.1%.
No surprises here; the recovery is a long and slow process. What is your employment situation for the summer? Are you hiring technical or support staff, or not? Or, have you shifted workers between full-time and part-time status? Let us know what you are seeing.