Restaurants and bars added nearly 1.4 million jobs in May after reopening across the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While restaurants and bars have been classified by states as major businesses that could only operate on take-off and delivery, many are still closed during home orders. Some companies have found it difficult or economically impossible to adopt this model or have had other public health problems.
Another industry that made a profit was the construction sector, where the number of jobs increased by 464,000 in May, bringing back nearly half of the loss in April. The construction activity is part of the first phase of reconstruction and many projects are resuming work.
Walmart CEO Doug Macmillan said this week that the company has hired more than 300,000 associates in the U.S. since March, most of them temporary workers, to help “ease some of the burden they face” current store workers and to give more opportunities to those who have lost their jobs,
Works at the plant also returned, as they fit into the first phase of opening. The manufacturing industry added 225,000 jobs.
While hospitals and other basic medical services remained open, dentists closed their offices, seeing only patients in need of emergency care.
Healthcare rents jumped significantly in May, boosted by the reopening of dentists’ offices, which added 244,800 jobs.
“This news is certainly encouraging for the economy and the dental industry, but it is also important for patients to return with confidence and confidence to their clinic and understand the link between good oral health and overall body health,” said Pat Bauer, president. and CEO of Heartland Dental, which maintains more than 1,000 dental practices in the United States. The company estimates that these dentists have added nearly 6,000 jobs, all of which are employees returning from furloughs.
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Anneken Tappe contributed to this CNN Business report.