In May, restaurants and bars recovered nearly 1.4 million jobs by reopening nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While restaurants and bars were classified by states as essential activities that could only take away and deliveries, many were still closed during residence orders. Some companies have found it difficult, or economically impossible, to adopt that model, or have other public health problems.
Another sector that posted gains was the construction sector, where jobs increased 464,000 in May, making up almost half of what they lost in April. The construction activity is part of the first phase of reopening and many projects are starting to work again.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said this week that the company had hired more than 300,000 coworkers in the United States since March, most of whom are temporary workers, to help “ease some of the burden on” current warehouse workers. and to offer those who have lost their jobs more opportunities.
The factory works are also back, as they are in the first phase of reopening. The manufacturing industry added 225,000 jobs.
While hospitals and other essential medical services remained open, dentists closed their offices, seeing only patients in need of urgent care.
Healthcare hires increased significantly in May, supported by the reopening of dental practices, which added 244,800 jobs.
“This news is certainly encouraging for the economy and the dental industry, but it is also important as patients are returning with confidence and confidence in their clinicians and understand the link between good oral health and general body health.” said Pat Bauer, president and CEO of Heartland Dental, which supports over 1,000 dental practices in the United States. The company estimates that dental surgeries have added nearly 6,000 jobs, all employees returning from chains.
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Anneken Tappe of CNN Business contributed to this report.