Fifteen million jobs to go to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic

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The U.S. economy added 1.8 million jobs during the month of July, sending the unemployment rate down for the third straight month — a drop that fell in line with economist predictions and pointed to the recovery that began before infections started ticking up.

The unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent.

In a nutshell:

  • Leisure and hospitality increased by 592,000 jobs.
  • Restaurants, bars and other food and drink services rose by 502,000.
  • Amusements, gambling, and recreation added 100,000.
  • Government agencies hired 300,000, including 215,000 working in education at the local level.
  • Employment still below pre-pandemic levels.
  • 20 million jobs lost during the pandemic.
  • Fewer than half of the jobs lost in April have recovered in May, June, and July.
  • More than 30 million people are currently receiving some form of unemployment insurance.

U.S. Non-Farm Jobs:

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