The US economy created jobs in record numbers in June as more restaurants and bars resume work, Reuters reported.
In June, the number of jobs in the non-agricultural sector increased by 4.8 million. As data on employment in the Ministry of Labor showed on Thursday, this was the largest increase since the government began to keep records in 1939. The number of jobs in May increased by 2.699 million.
Economists surveyed by Reuters forecast that the number of jobs in June will increase by 3 million.
However, the resumption of operations after the closure in mid-March caused a wave of coronavirus infections in much of the country, including densely populated California, Florida, and Texas.
Since late June, several states have curtailed or suspended the resumption of work, and some workers have been sent home. The impact of these decisions did not appear in employment data, as the government conducted a survey of enterprises in the middle of the month.