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Economist’s Notebook

About the Economist's Notebook

As the National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist, Bruce Grindy provides regular commentary on business conditions and the key economic indicators that impact the restaurant industry. Good decisions are based upon timely information, and the Economist's Notebook offers detailed analysis of the latest economic and demographic trends on the national and regional levels.

For additional analysis of restaurant industry trends, check out the NRA’s Restaurant Performance Index and Restaurant TrendMapper.


Economist's Notebook: Restaurant job growth hit 17-year high in 2012

In his latest commentary, the National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy looks back at 2012 jobs growth and offers projections for 2013. Restaurants added jobs at a strong 3.4 percent rate in 2012, the strongest increase in 17 years. Looking ahead to 2013, job growth in the restaurant industry is projected to outpace the overall economy by a full percentage-point.

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