WASHINGTON The U.S. foodservice industry added 24,000 jobs in August as health care hired an additional 35,000 people, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday. But those gains were eclipsed — and recession fears intensified — by the DOL's report of an overall 4,000-position decline in the job market, a significant swing from the 100,000 jobs that economists had forecast to be created during the month. As an indicator of economic vitality, the job loss could reflect rising labor ...
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