27 U.S. States Lost Restaurant Jobs in August 2021

Job growth in the restaurant industry stalled in August, ending a 7-month period in which employers added nearly 1.4 million jobs. Despite the solid gains in recent months, eating and drinking places* remain nearly 1 million jobs – or 8% – below their pre-pandemic employment peak.

U.S. August Unemployment Rate Changes Little at 5.2%

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in August, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, private education, manufacturing, and other services. Retail trade lost jobs.