Posted 7/9/2012 - 7:56:40 AM
WASHINGTON—The slowdown in adding new U.S. jobs during the second quarter of the year extended to the travel sector, according to Labor Department data.
After creating 13,000 jobs per month in the first quarter, travel jobs, including jobs in hotels, edged up just 2,600 per month in the second quarter. This includes an increase of just 1,300 jobs in June to 7.6 million.
Since the employment recovery began in March 2011, however, the travel industry has created 271,000 new jobs and has created jobs at a pace that has been 26% faster than the rest of the economy, according to the U.S. Travel Association.