The advance you see in November was the net result of hiring gains at food service establishments being partially offset by declines in hotels and in the performing arts. If you wondered where we count the cast of Hamilton in the employment statistics, now you know. They are in Leisure and Hospitality.

Over the past 11 months we have added 237,000 jobs in this sector. That increase accounts for 10.7% of the gain in total private payroll growth over the same period.

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