Foodservice industry bucks job-loss trend as economy-watchers fret

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

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