The Leisure/Hospitality industry recovered 56,000 jobs since the “dine-in” ban was lifted
March 31, 2021
The Michigan Leisure/Hospitality industry has recovered 56,000 jobs since the “dine-in” ban was lifted (funny how that works, right?)
Leisure and hospitality jobs have recovered to where they were prior to Michigan’s second dine-in ban, which was in effect from Nov. 18 through Jan. 31.
The industry lost nearly 63,000 jobs in December, but recovered 9,000 of them in January.
Statewide, our unemployment rate is only 5.2% but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Many people have given up looking for work for various reasons, so Michigan’s labor force declined by 42,000 to about 4.7 million in February. That’s Michigan’s smallest labor force since November 2012.
That’s why February boasted lower unemployment numbers, even though fewer people were employed.
So, things are looking good but there’s still room for improvement.
Thanks for reading!
Be sure to check out our other Paycheck Talk Exclusives!
Like this one about 21 state highway projects for 2021 Michigan construction season
Or this article about which Michigan cities are getting big bucks from the latest stimulus package
As always, here at Paycheckology we are “Translating the media circus into what matter$”