Oscar season is over. Back to the waiter #jobs

Academy awards season is over which means, according to yesterday’s jobs report, your movie production contract is over and you are back to waiting tables. According to the U.S. Department of Labor:

“Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in
February (+21,000). Over the prior 12 months, this industry added an
average of 27,000 jobs per month.”

The Labor Department also found that:

“Information lost 16,000 jobs in February. Most of the decline occurred in
motion picture and sound recording (-14,000); employment in this industry
can be volatile from month to month.”

Lastly, if you felt you worked less hours this week, but noticed your neighbors made a little more dinero in February, your perception was dead on:

“The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls edged
down by 0.1 hour to 34.2 hours in February. The manufacturing workweek was
unchanged at 40.7 hours, and factory overtime edged down by 0.1 hour to 3.3
hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees
on private nonfarm payrolls declined by 0.2 hour to 33.3 hours. For
production workers, the manufacturing workweek has declined by 0.6 hour
over the past 3 months.

In February, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm
payrolls rose by 9 cents to $24.31. Over the year, average hourly earnings
have risen by 52 cents, or 2.2 percent. In February, average hourly
earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased
by 9 cents to $20.50.”

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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