DWD economist highlights lagging jobs in leisure and hospitality

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The chief economist for the state Department of Workforce Development says employment in the leisure and hospitality sector is lagging due to fewer people working multiple jobs. 

In a recent media briefing, Dennis Winters noted Wisconsin’s leisure and hospitality jobs remain about 13,300 from the previous peak, or about 95 percent of that pre-pandemic number. 

“We think part of that is because they’re getting higher wages in one particular job and don’t need a second job,” he said. “That could be impacting hiring for those largely part-time jobs in that industry, as we’ve seen.”...

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