The city’s jobs recovery slowed in July as leisure and hospitality employers added fewer jobs than earlier in the recovery, even before restrictions caused by the Delta variant.
Total employment was down by 14,200 last month, according to figures from the state Department of Labor.
Summer swings in the education sector offset gains in the leisure and hospitality sector, which includes the kinds of jobs that depend on a full reopening of the economy, such as those in the performing arts, accommodation and food-service fields.
The state’s seasonally adjusted numbers put the total drop at only 300 for July, which smooths out the summer decline in education and social services but still shows
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