Dishwashers, waiters and bartenders are in luck! The jobs growth in this category grew according to the jobs report out yesterday. Record numbers…
NEW YORK – Buried within the jobs report Friday that showed the official unemployment number has risen again to 5 percent was the discouraging news that while waiters and bartenders have risen to record numbers, the drop in higher-paying manufacturing jobs was the worst since 2009.
As noted by the widely read economic blog ZeroHedge.com, not all was lost by the increase in unemployment in March.
As has been the case for virtually every month in the much-hyped Obama “economic recovery,” just about every worker laid off in manufacturing could find a job as a waiter or bartender.
The “food services and drinking places” category – waiters, bartenders and minimum-wage line cooks – rose again to a new record high of 11,307,000 workers, an increase of 25,000 in the month, offsetting virtually all lost manufacturing jobs, ZeroHedge.com pointed out.
Enough to lose sleep over
The payroll increase of 215,000 jobs in March appeared largely a result in a surge of what the Department of Labor’s household survey calls “involuntary part-time workers” – people who prefer to work full-time but can only find part-time work – a number that bounced up to 6.1 million after hitting a post-recession low of 5.8 million in October, as noted by Market Watch.
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported the number of foreign-born people employed in the United States hit a record high in March, registering a total of 25,741,000, an increase of 246,000 over the previous high recorded in November.
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