Retail Employment

Retail Employment: BRC

  • Retail employment rose by 1.8% in the first quarter of 2013 compared with a year earlier, driven entirely by part-time workers and predominantly in food retailers.
  • In the first quarter of 2013, the number of outlets rose by 1.4%, having fallen in the previous quarter.
  • In March, there were 253 more stores in our sample compared with March last year, driven entirely by food retailers.
  • Four in five retailers intend to increase or keep staffing levels unchanged in the next three months.