The travel industry gained just 2,000 jobs in November, a slight increase after stabilizing post-hurricane season, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s estimate based on the Labor Department employment report released Friday.
Employment in lodging and food services industries edged up in November, while the amusement, gambling and recreation industry decreased slightly. Year-to-date, the travel and tourism industry has gained 75,400 jobs with an average of 6,850 jobs added each month—slightly less than the 8,250 average in 2016.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 228,000 in November. The unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4.1 percent.