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2 charts show what kind of jobs came back big in July — and where recovery is a long way off

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There were a lot of bright spots in the latest jobs report, including another month of a more than 300,000 gain in the restaurants and hotels space. 

The economy added 943,000 jobs in July, higher than the median estimate of 870,000, Leisure and hospitality led the way, adding 380,000 jobs from June 2021 to July 2021. Most of this gain comes from bars and restaurants, which added 253,200 jobs last month.

The following chart shows just how many jobs were added and lost in each of the major industries:

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