Retail Employment Monitor, Q3: BRC
- Retail employment rose by 2.9% in the third quarter of 2012 compared with a year earlier, the fastest growth in two years – equivalent to 20,533 additional full-time jobs in our sampled retailers
- The increase in jobs was driven by part-time workers, particularly in the grocery sector
- The number of outlets and full-time jobs fell in non-food retailing
BRC Retail Employment Monitor Q2 2012
- The survey showed a decline in the number of retail outlets, falling by 0.5% compared with the previous year
- Retail employment (effectively total hours worked) rose by 1.8% compared with the same quarter in 2011, with the fastest growth from part-time workers
- The proportion of retailers suggesting that they will decrease staffing levels over the next quarter has fallen to just 4% compared with 25% for the same period last year
British Retail Consortium employment monitor
- In the first quarter of 2012, retail employment rose by 0.4% compared with the same quarter a year earlier, the equivalent of 3,011 more full-time jobs.
- During the same period the number of retail outlets grew by 4.9%, a net increase of 858 shops.