Processing Magazine

Food and Beverage jobs account for over 28 percent of US job growth, data suggests

January 9, 2012

WASHINGTON — Data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows food and beverage jobs account for more than 28 percent of U.S. job growth, according to a press release.

The data was reviewed by FoodAndBeveragePeople.com to uncover the details of how the various segments that make up the food and beverage industry are doing compared to the overall job market.

Companies that consider their primary business to be within the food and beverage industries include food/beverage manufacturers, grocery stores, food services organizations and restaurants/bars.

Last month, the country added 200,000 people to the total non-farm payroll, compared to November 2011.

Of those 200,000 payroll gains, over 28 percent were for food and beverage companies.