October’s job creation was strong in almost every sector, as hiring across industries ranging from restaurants to automobile parts manufacturers helped the broader U.S. economy rebound from a late-summer lull.
Robust hiring at eating and drinking establishments again helped the leisure and hospitality sector lead the month’s employment figures. Employers added nearly 120,000 cooks, waitstaff and other restaurant workers to help push the entire leisure sector up 164,000 for the month.
Employment in the leisure and hospitality sector has risen by 2.4 million in 2021, though it’s still down 1.4 million, or 8.2%, since February 2020.
The wide-ranging professional and business services sector…