Number of the Day: 22,900

June 1, 2012 | Number of The Day

The Jersey Shore and other tourist spots are expected to add 22,900 summer jobs at restaurants and bars this year, according to the National Restaurant Association. That represents a 10.4 percent increase in restaurant employment. Nationwide, the increase in employment at eating and drinking establishments during the summer months averages 4.6 percent. California, New York, Texas, and Massachusetts are the only states that add more restaurant employees than New Jersey during the summer. Arizona and Florida are the only states that lose employees during the season.