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Restaurant Sales Continued to Rise in October 11/14/2014 2:03:45 PM

Restaurant sales hit a record high in October, as consumers’ pocketbooks continue to get relief from falling gas prices.  The underlying fundamentals of lower gas prices, steady job growth and rising consumer confidence point toward an improving business environment for restauran...

Economy Added 214,000 Jobs in October 11/7/2014 3:32:26 PM

The national economy added a net 214,000 jobs in October, marking the ninth consecutive month with gains of more than 200,000.  Overall, the economy remains on pace to register its strongest calendar-year job growth in 15 years.

Restaurants Added 41,800 Jobs in October 11/7/2014 3:31:37 PM

The restaurant industry continued to add jobs at a robust pace in October.  Eating and drinking places added a net 41,800 jobs in October on a seasonally-adjusted basis, their 56th consecutive monthly increase and strongest gain since May 2013.

Restaurant Employee Wages On Pace to Post Strongest Gain Since 2010 11/7/2014 3:30:54 PM

Wage growth of restaurant industry employees accelerated through the first nine months of 2014, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Average earnings of non-supervisory employees are on pace to post their strongest gain since 2010.

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