WASHINGTON -- Employment at food stores increased by 11,000 in August, after remaining steady in July and dropping 11,000 in June, according to Labor Department statistics. Food stores employed a seasonally adjusted 3.486 million in August, up from 3.475 million in July. Against August 1998, food stores, however, have lost 11,800 employees. Katharine Abraham, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in a statement to the Joint Economic Committee, said that despite August's increase ...

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