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April 2011

Employment in leisure and hospitality departs from historical trends during 2007-09 recession

Eliot Davila

From the start of the second half of the 20th century till early 2008, employment growth in the leisure and hospitality industry had been interrupted only a few times by short and shallow declines. Industry job losses from the 2007-09 recession, however, were both severe and prolonged, continuing 6 months beyond the end of the recession.

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