One in every 13 workers in Oxford has a job in the struggling retail sector, figures suggest.

High street stores have announced job cuts and shop closures nationally due to the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Trade association the British Retail Consortium warned some retailers are "hanging by a thread" due to plummeting sales in lockdown.

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However, there are lots of retail jobs in Oxford. Office for National Statistics data reveals 9,490 people were employed in retail jobs in Oxford in 2018.

A Government spokesperson said: “We understand the challenges faced by the hospitality industry and the high street. That’s why we’ve taken unprecedented and targeted action with our Plan for Jobs to support people and businesses through the pandemic."