FOOD-STORE EMPLOYMENT HOLDS STEADY IN JULY

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- - Employment at food stores was unchanged in July, after an 11,000 dip in June, according to Labor Department statistics.Food stores employed a seasonally adjusted 3.476 million in July and June. Against July 1998, food stores, however, have lost 8,000 employees.Employment at eating and drinking places increased by 61,000 in July -- almost double June's increase of 32,000. Eating

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- - Employment at food stores was unchanged in July, after an 11,000 dip in June, according to Labor Department statistics.

Food stores employed a seasonally adjusted 3.476 million in July and June. Against July 1998, food stores, however, have lost 8,000 employees.

Employment at eating and drinking places increased by 61,000 in July -- almost double June's increase of 32,000. Eating and drinking places employed 7.974 million in July, compared with 7.913 mill

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