By the Numbers: NYC bans indoor dining

The restaurant industry has been devastated by new lockdowns, cold weather and the continued stalemate over funding in Congress.
0:59 | 12/12/20

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Welcome back everyone we turn now to the struggling restaurant industry as more states and cities lockdown and colder weather makes outdoor dining a lot less appealing. Here's a look by the numbers more than 1101000. Restaurants nationwide have permanently closed since the pandemic began. That's according to a new study by the National Restaurant Association. The vast majority had been in business an average of sixteen years and employ about 32 people. 171400. Restaurant jobs were lost just last month and two point one million. Have disappeared since the start of the pandemic that's according to the Labor Department. And that's not a huge economic impact since the restaurant industry is the second largest private employer in the US only after health care. Seven states have now banned all indoor dining statewide in other two states California and Colorado have shut down almost all indoor dining. And then just today New York City ordered its more than 23000. Restaurants to stop serving inside. Starting next week.

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