Restaurant Employment Rises When the Labor Market Is Weak

Sunday, 07 April 2013 13:57

This simple point is shown nicely in a graph in Catherine Rampell's Economix blogpost. The point is simple. Restaurants always want to hire people at low pay and with few benefits. In a weak labor market they can. When we have periods of low unemployment, like the late 1990s and 2005-2007, workers have better options.