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Hotel Jobs Coming Back in a Handful of Large Metro Areas

Oct. 1, 2020, 5:59 PM

The hard-hit hospitality industry is starting to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic -- at least in a few U.S. cities.

August employment in the accommodations sector in five metro areas climbed back to at least 80% of where it stood a year earlier, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data analyzed by Bloomberg News. This compares with about 60% for the nation as a whole.

As consumers stopped traveling and eating out, hotel jobs took a beating. But five cities sprinkled around the country -- Reno, Nevada; Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Salt Lake City and Atlanta -- are showing signs ...