Fifteen million jobs to go to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic

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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