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Retail jobs disappear

The New York Times 04/15/2017

Roughly 89,000 people working in retail stores have been laid off since October while online sales are currently growing at a rate of about $40 billion a year. While some retail store jobs have shifted to fulfillment and other e-commerce positions, most have not. Are retail workers, who represent about 10 percent of the American workforce, going through a permanent displacement akin to what those working in manufacturing have endured for decades?

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