Friday, August 2, 2013

Waiter/Bartending Jobs are Skyrocketing while Manufacturing Jobs are Diving

Here is a pretty scary chart comparing the employment trends for the food service industry (the blue line), all full time employment (the red line) and manufacturing jobs (the green line).  It's shocking that there are 30%+ fewer manufacturing jobs now than in 1990 despite a 30% larger working age population.  We have the same number of people employed in manufacturing today as we did in May 1941!:

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