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National Economy Added 223,000 Jobs in June 7/6/2015 2:41:23 PM

Job growth in the overall economy came in close to expectations in June, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The economy added a net 223,000 jobs in June, and remains on pace to post its strongest annual employment gain since 1999.

Restaurants Added 29,900 Jobs in June 7/6/2015 2:41:09 PM

Restaurant industry job growth accelerated in June, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Eating and drinking places added a net 29,900 jobs in June on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the strongest monthly gain since February.

Restaurant Operators’ Outlook for the Economy is Mixed 7/6/2015 2:40:40 PM Restaurant operators remain mixed about the direction of the overall economy.  Thirty percent of restaurant operators said they expect economic conditions to improve in six months, while 11 percent expect economic conditions to worsen in six months.  
Restaurant Operators Reported Positive Same-Store Sales in May 7/6/2015 2:39:26 PM

For the 15th consecutive month, a majority of restaurant operators reported higher same-store sales, though May’s results were somewhat softer than April, according to the National Restaurant Association’s monthly Restaurant Industry Tracking Survey.  

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