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One chart shows that a lot of jobs have a long way to go to recover from the pandemic

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The motion picture and sound recording industry continues to have a hard time adding jobs and moving closer back to where employment was before the pandemic.

April’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was not what economists expected to see. The consensus estimate was for an addition of 1 million more payroll jobs in April, but last month’s gain was only 266,000. Even worse, nonfarm payroll employment gains were revised down in March from 916,000 to 770,000. 

At the industry sector level, leisure and hospitality was the biggest winner with 331,000 jobs added. details ⇒

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