EMPLOYMENT UP SLIGHTLY IN FOOD-RELATED JOBS

WASHINGTON [FNS] -- Employment at food stores increased by 7,000 in December, after dropping 3,000 workers in November, according to Labor Department statistics.Food stores employed a seasonally adjusted 3.485 million in December, up from 3.478 million in November. Year-over-year, however, employment at food stores dropped by 2,000 workers.Employment at eating and drinking places increased by 27,000

WASHINGTON [FNS] -- Employment at food stores increased by 7,000 in December, after dropping 3,000 workers in November, according to Labor Department statistics.

Food stores employed a seasonally adjusted 3.485 million in December, up from 3.478 million in November. Year-over-year, however, employment at food stores dropped by 2,000 workers.

Employment at eating and drinking places increased by 27,000 in December following an increase of 18,000 in November. Eating and drinking

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