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Jobs in the Food Chain – Take a Big Hit

Touch the Soil News #825 (Feature photo – Andrew Heneen CCA 4.0 International) One of the reasons we follow economic data in the food chain is that it illustrates an underlying weakness in the food chain. There are many things that can topple it. Recently, the Bureau of Labor statistics revealed the impact on the job market by the hurricanes that hit the U.S. Not surprisingly, the hospitality-and-Leisure industry lost 111,000 jobs of which 105,000 were in the food-service category. A 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics study indicates that 14.8 percent of all employment in the Gulf States is in the hospitality sector (of which food service is the largest…

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