World Cup Fever Led to 10,000 Hospitality Jobs Last Month

Maradona is psyched.
Maradona is psyched. Photo: Reuters/Corbis

While the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 7.9 percent last month because of an influx of college graduates now searching for work, the city’s leisure and hospitality sectors got a huge push from the World Cup in the form of 10,000 jobs, “almost five times its monthly average growth rate.” Futbol: Great for Grindr, Tinder, and gainful employment. [Crain’s, Related]