Economy Adds Nearly One Million Jobs in July

Red sign hanging at the glass door of a shop saying: "Now hiring".

Nearly one million U.S. jobs were added in the month of July, with roughly one-third of those job gains within the leisure and hospitality industries (+380,000).

  • Food services and drinking places gained 253,000 jobs,
  • Accommodations gained 74,000 jobs and
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation gained the remaining 53,000.

Despite these gains, employment in these industries is still down by 10.3% (1.7 million jobs) from its level in February of 2020.

See other job gains here.

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