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Most Recent Articles

Consumer Mindset May Be Improving, as Retail Sales Trend Steadily Upward 9/12/2014 12:44:27 PM

In a sign that consumers may finally be shaking off their recession mindset, retail sales trended steadily upward in recent months.  Eating and drinking places were among the sectors posting the strongest gains, and the underlying fundamentals point toward continued growth in the month...

Economy Hit a Speed Bump in August 9/5/2014 2:01:20 PM

The national economy added just 142,000 jobs in August, which represented the smallest gain since December.  However, the slowdown is most likely just a temporary blip on an otherwise positive trajectory, with job growth expected to get back on track in the months ahead.

Restaurants Added 21,500 Jobs in August 9/5/2014 2:00:16 PM

Although job growth in the overall economy slowed in August, restaurants continued to add jobs at a solid pace.  Eating and drinking places added a net 21,500 jobs in August on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the 54th consecutive monthly gain for a total of more than 1.4 million jobs.

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Job Growth is Broad-Based Across Industry Segments 9/5/2014 1:59:21 PM

Job growth within the restaurant industry is broad-based across segments, and is led by snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars which are on pace to post their strongest growth since 2007.

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