Included in this section is regular analysis of employment, wage and hour data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With its workforce of 13.5 million, the restaurant industry is the nation’s second largest private sector employer. One out of every 10 working Americans works in the restaurant industry. NRA projects that restaurant industry job growth will outpace the overall economy for the 15th straight year in 2014.
Restaurant Employment & LaborRestaurant job growth remained sluggish in SeptemberOctober 08, 2021
Although the industry added back many of the jobs lost during the early months of the pandemic, a majority of restaurants remain understaffed.
Restaurant Employment & LaborRestaurant Performance Index fell 1.1% in AugustSeptember 30, 2021
Restaurant operators are not as optimistic that business conditions will continue to improve in the months ahead.
Restaurant Employment & LaborLimited-service concepts are closest to employment recoveryAugust 26, 2021
Employment rose across all restaurant categories in recent months, though none of the major segments are yet able to claim a full return to pre-pandemic staffing levels
Restaurant Employment & LaborRestaurant jobs remain below pre-pandemic levels in every state and DCApril 13, 2021
While 43 states and DC saw gains in February, restaurant employment remains below pre-pandemic levels across the nation.
Restaurant Employment & LaborRestaurant employee hours declined in 2020April 12, 2021
The average weekly hours worked by employees at eating and drinking places declined in 2020.
Restaurant Employment & LaborAverage wages of restaurant employees rose 3.2% in 2020April 12, 2021
Average hourly wages of restaurant industry employees increased 3.2% in 2020.
Restaurant Employment & LaborRestaurants Projected to Add 490,000 Jobs this Summer SeasonMay 22, 2018
Restaurants are expected to add 490,000 jobs this summer season, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 20th Annual Eating and Drinking Place Summer Employment Forecast. Although restaurants will add nearly a half-million jobs this summer, hiring will be somewhat curtailed...
Restaurant Employment & LaborRestaurant Industry Projected to Add Jobs at a 2.3 Percent Rate in 2017; 18th Consecutive Year Outpacing Total U.S. Job GrowthMarch 17, 2017
Eating and drinking places are projected to add jobs at a 2.3 percent rate in 2017, while total U.S. employment is expected to rise 1.5 percent.
Restaurant Employment & LaborHospitality Employee Turnover Rate Topped 70% in 2015April 14, 2016
The turnover rate in the hospitality sector rose for the fifth consecutive year in 2015, but remained below pre-recession levels.
Restaurant Employment & LaborCalifornia and Nevada Led Restaurant Job Growth in 2014March 26, 2015
Restaurant job growth was broad-based in 2014, as the industry added jobs in 47 states and the District of Columbia. California and Nevada led the way in 2014, and both states have seen their restaurant workforces expand by more than 11 percent during the last two years.