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Capitol Report: The Amazon economy: As many transportation and warehouse jobs as retail ones created in July

Call it the Amazon economy: as many transportation and warehouse jobs were created in July as retail ones, according to data released Friday.

The Labor Department reported that 900 new retail jobs were created, matching the new positions in transportation and warehousing.

Also read:U.S. adds impressive 209,000 jobs in July as jobless rate matches 16-year low

While any one month, particularly at a sector level, can be considered to be a statistical blip, the broader story fits the narrative that Americans are ordering more online — from Amazon AMZN, +0.07% in particular — and have stopped going to the mall.

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