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.
Restaurant job growth was broad-based in recent months, but employment remained below comparable pre-pandemic levels in 44 states and DC.
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Junes total number of FTEs (394,298) was up 1,314 from May (392,984) and down 62,962 from the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 (457,260), a 13.8% drop.
Eating and drinking places added a net 1.3 million jobs during the first seven months of 2021.
Traditionally, hotels would hire full – time staff directly. Now, some hotels are plumbing another way to fill positions, one thats long been more common with the likes of Uber or Task Rabbit, to name two: the gig economy.
U.S. airlines employed 709,678 workers in June 2021, 48 more than in May 2021 (709,630) and 39,349 fewer than in March 2020 (749,027).
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 943,000 in July, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point to 5.4 percent. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in local government education, and in professional and business services.
Is the talent shortage hitting hardest at the unit or corporate level? Hospitality executives across functions – sales, marketing, revenue, digital, and assets – says its a little bit of both. Or in some cases, a lot.
All 50 states and DC added restaurant jobs in June, but staffing levels remained dampened in nearly every state.