The American specialty-manufacturing and service sector employs more than 11.5 million people, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That includes about 3.1 million employees at specialty retailers, according the U.S. Census Bureau.
The bulk of these jobs are in the health care and other services industry, and the bulk of specialty retailers’ revenue is tied to those industries.
But the industry’s growth has been slowed by the recession.
In 2015, specialty retailers made up nearly a quarter of all retail sales, down from about a quarter in 2008.
Many of these retailers were also hurt by a weak dollar, which has hurt them in the long run.
The recession has been a boon for the specialty-goods industry.
A study by research firm Euromonitor found that specialty retailers had a 4.7 percent increase in total sales between 2007 and 2020, which is up from 1.4 percent in the same period in 2010.
The growth has slowed, however, and specialty retailers have been hit harder by the health-care crisis.
Many specialty retailers lost their customers because of the pandemic, and they also lost sales to health insurers and the federal government.
As a result, specialty-based stores are losing money.
And because specialty stores often have larger inventory, that has hurt their bottom lines, said Michael A. Cawley, senior vice president at consulting firm McKinsey & Co. That means many specialty-business owners are relying on higher prices to stay afloat.
The problem for the industry is compounded by the fact that specialty stores have been losing customers to cheaper competitors, said Chris G. Miller, a professor of retail management at The George Washington University.
Some of the specialty retailers that have closed in recent years have been struggling to find new customers.
At the same time, specialty stores are finding it harder to compete with brick-and-mortar stores.
Many businesses have seen a decline in their sales in the past few years, and it’s difficult to find people willing to pay the higher prices, Miller said.
Some are also losing money on their lease agreements.
For example, Macy’s announced this week that it is reducing its leases to 20 years from 30, and that it will end leases for stores in Los Angeles and New York City, where the number of customers increased by nearly 50 percent between 2012 and 2016.
Macy’s said it will reduce its leases for specialty retailers in New York and Chicago by 50 percent, and in Houston by 75 percent.
The impact of the recession on specialty retailers has been felt in many ways.
As part of a study released this month by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, researchers found that as of June 2018, more than 6 million Americans had received a job loss from the recession and unemployment.
And the recession has hurt many other specialty retailers as well.
In May 2018, Cargill announced it was cutting its stores in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
It also said it was closing its stores at the end of this year in South Carolina, Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin.
The company said it would be cutting the number and locations of its stores by at least 10 percent.
As for specialty food stores, there has been little change in their business since the recession began.
The market for specialty retail food has been on a steady rise since the 2008-09 financial crisis, when the stock market crashed and retailers lost money.
As of May 2018 and June 2018 the total market for food and beverage was valued at $1.2 trillion, according with market research firm EY.
That’s up from $979 billion in February 2019, when food and drink sales dropped by a third.
However, the stock markets have been volatile in recent months, as many food and drinks companies have cut prices and some retailers have gone out of business.
A number of specialty food retailers are struggling to stay in business.
Macy, which closed more than 70 stores in March 2018, said it plans to cut 2,400 jobs, which would affect 1,000 employees, and is cutting at least 1,600 positions at its grocery and department stores.
Walmart has also said that it would cut its retail jobs by at most 4,000 jobs.
The news comes as a few big retailers have announced that they will close in the coming weeks.
Macy said in a statement that it was suspending some stores in Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
The grocer said that in the next month or two it will be closing in Arizona, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, which are all major metropolitan areas in the U-S.
It did not say whether it would shut down in those states.
The closings have come amid the continued slide in the dollar, with the U, P, and U.K. all dropping below their pre-recession levels in recent weeks.
In some cases, the decline in the value of the dollar has been blamed for some of