Here’s where the jobs are for August 2021 — in one chart


The hiring blitz at bars, restaurants and hotels came to an abrupt halt in August as more Covid-19 cases and a scarcity of willing workers kept employers from adding to payrolls.

The broad leisure and hospitality sector, which includes restaurants and lodging, added a net of zero jobs last month. That’s a remarkable stop to a sector that had jumped by an average 350,000 per month over the prior six months.

A closer look within the sector shows a loss of 42,000 jobs in food services and drinking places offset by a gain of 36,000 jobs in arts, entertainment and recreation.

The headline numbers from the August jobs report showed the U.S. economy added just 235,000 jobs last month, well short…


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Jobs report August 2021 shocker: Only 235,000 new jobs

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