Restaurant and bars account for more than half of the US jobs lost in March

Amrita Khalid
Restaurant and bars account for more than half of the US jobs lost in March

Much of American public life is at a standstill during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to crippling job losses for the leisure and hospitality sector. A total of 701,000 jobs were lost in March, according to the US Department of Labor’s monthly report, released yesterday. Once the fastest-growing area for job growth in the United States, the food service industry has seen the most immediate and drastic losses to its workforce.