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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Since 2014 The US Has Added 520,000 Waiters And Bartenders And Lost 13,000 Manufacturing Workers

As another month passes, the great schism inside the American labor force get wider. We are referring to the unprecedented divergence between the total number of high-paying manufacturing jobs, and minimum-wage food service and drinking places jobs, aka waiters and bartenders. In August, according to the BLS, while the number of people employed by "food services and drinking places" rose by another 34,000, the US workforce lost another 14,000 manufacturing workers.

The chart below puts this in context: since 2014, the US had added 523,000 waiters and bartenders, and has lost 13,000 manufacturing workers.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

well isn't that special...NOT

Anonymous said...

Ross Perot was right guess "that great sucking sound going south" we're feeling the effects today. It amazes me that some want to continue this destructive trend. It because most are sheep, ignorant and easily led astray.They keep cheering hillary and her ILK on. cheering for their own demise? It is disgusting. Just dont forget that it was a rhino and a Democrat that sold us out back then. They are terrified of Trump and what this wave means to their evil Global plans to destroy the United States. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT. hillary for PRISON 2016!

Anonymous said...

So who can afford to go out to eat anymore, that is keeping those additional 530,000 bartenders and waiters employed?

Anonymous said...

I made 70k a year when I bartended. Had to take a pay cut to get a "real job"

Anonymous said...


Makes sense: Obama/Biden/Clinton and their zombies are driving folks to drink!

Anonymous said...

That's what kind of jobs the community organizer knows best

Anonymous said...

2:24 the people with educations and those that live where the jobs are, not the eastern shore. There is plenty of spending west of the Bay.