Of the staggering 701,000 American jobs lost in March, the majority came from restaurants and bars, according to a U.S. Department of Labor Statistics monthly report released Friday. Americans lost about 417,000 jobs in food service and drinking places, roughly 60 percent of the month’s total losses.
Up until the COVID-19 pandemic closed bars and restaurants across the country, 15.6 million people worked at about one million restaurants in the United States, according to numbers from the National Restaurant Association.
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