According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, restaurants and bars contributed about 1.4 million jobs when they reopened nationwide in May.
While restaurants and bars are classified by governments as important businesses that can only operate for takeaway and delivery, most are still closed during orders to stay at home. Some businesses found it difficult or economically impossible to adopt this model, or had other public health problems.
Another sector that saw the gains was the construction sector, where the number of jobs increased by 464,000 in May and regained almost half of what they lost in April. Construction is part of the first phase of reopening the activity and many projects continue to work.
Starting in March this week, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said that the company employs over 300,000 employees in the US, most of them temporary workers, helping existing store workers “lighten some of the burden faced by them” and give those who lose their jobs more opportunities. .
Factory jobs also made a comeback as they went through the first phase of the reopening process. The manufacturing industry added 225,000 jobs.
While hospitals and other basic medical services remained open, dentists closed their offices and only saw patients who needed urgent care.
With the reopening of dental offices, which added 244,800 jobs, healthcare leases increased significantly.
“This news is definitely encouraging for the economy and the dental industry, but it’s important for patients to return to their clinicians with confidence and confidence, and to understand the link between good oral health and overall body health,” said President and CEO Pat Bauer. Said. Supporting more than 1000 dentistry practices in the USA, Heartland Dental’s Company estimates that dental surgeries add about 6,000 jobs, all of which return from employee returns.
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CNN Business’ Anneken Tappe contributed to this report.