As we heard during the presidential debate, it's all about jobs, jobs, jobs. And there are jobs out there. But maybe not the job you've been longing for.
Food services accounted for nearly a third of all jobs created in August, according to the Labor Department, and most of that growth was seen among fast-food chains like McDonald's and Taco Bell.
The industry this year expanded payrolls by 2.9% as of the end of August, more than double the 1.4% increase in total U.S. employment.
Total restaurant traffic remains at pre-recession levels. Americans dined out 61 billion times in the 12 months ending July 31, down from 62 billion visits four years ago, according to market researcher NPD Group.