Growth in the retail jobs market is the slowest of all the UK employment sectors.
Research has revealed that the number of new jobs in the retail sector grew by just 3% in 2016.
While the jobs market as a whole is increasing in size, the retail industry’s growth is lagging well behind that of other industries, City AM has reported. Jobs in the design sector were up by 43%, and leisure and tourism up 33% recruitment site CV Library.
Other sectors experiencing slow growth included engineering, which was up 5%, and recruitment, up 8%.