Employment Grows in E-Commerce Grows, and Declines in Department Stores

Following a decline beginning in 2015, Florida employment in department stores, like Wal-Mart, Macy's, and Sears, continued to contract in 2019—a 3% decrease in overall employment since 2010. During the same time frame, employment at electronic shopping and mail order houses, including Amazon and eBay, increased by 44%. This reflects the increasing demand for e-commerce services.

Percent Change in Department Store versus Electronic Shopping Employment


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - State and Area Employment, Hours and Earnings Survey