New York City’s restaurant industry lost 140,000 jobs during COVID-19

According to The Independent’s news, New York City’s restaurants and bars have lost over 140,000 jobs during the pandemic. The industry continues to be hard hit amid the ongoing crisis.

“The industry job loss is at a crisis level like we’ve never experienced. If New York City is to pull itself out of this economic grave and gain jobs, we must safely bring back regulated indoor dining like it’s permitted in the rest of New York State” said Andrew Rigie, the association’s executive director.