A bit of a Trump boost, but the general downtrend of the last couple of years is still intact:

Retail Employment Gains Fall 21% From A Year Ago

By Challenger Gray and Christmas

Nov 10 (Econintersect) — Despite largescale hiring announcements from numerous major retailers, the number of October employment gains in the sector declined 21 percent from a year ago to 154,600. That was the fewest job gains to kick off the holiday hiring season since 2012.