FACT SHEET: Basic Facts on the Retail Industry

The Retail Sector Is Essential To The Health Of The U.S. Economy and America’s Middle Class.

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The retail sector is the largest industry by employment in the United States, and is projected to add almost 1.8 million jobs between 2010 and 2020 (more than any other industry except construction).

Strengthening the middle class is essential to rebuilding our economy and it’s critically important that retail employers lead the way in making sure that retail jobs are good jobs with benefits so that retail workers have a pathway to the middle class.

  • The Retail Sector Is An Important Employer Of Minorities And Women.

  • Retail Workers Are Struggling To Survive In Low-Wage Jobs With Inconsistent Hours And Little To No Benefits.

  • Academic

    Studies Show That Improving Retail Jobs Could Pay Off For Employers.

  • Changing Walmart Will Alter The Retail Sector.

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