The hiring blitz at bars, restaurants and hotels continued in July as demand for cooks, service staff and accommodation workers led the U.S. to yet another robust month of employment gains.
The broad leisure and hospitality sector, which includes restaurants and lodging, jumped higher once again with an overall gain of 380,000 jobs. Food services and drinking places accounted for just over 250,000 of those positions.
The peak summer months and relaxed Covid-19 fears are leading more Americans to dine out and have sparked a strong comeback in a sector the pandemic gutted in 2020, economists say.
The Labor Department noted the recent comeback in leisure and hospitality has left employment…