Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published the August Employment Situation, reporting little change in the unemployment rate month over month. The unemployment rate for August closed at 3.7 percent as the labor market added 315,000 jobs.
Employment in leisure and hospitality changed little in August (+31,000), following average monthly gains of 90,000 in the first 7 months of the year. Employment in leisure and hospitality is below its February 2020 level by 1.2 million, or 7.2 percent.
The full report can be accessed here. AAHOA will continue to keep members informed on the evolving labor landscape.