When hotels, restaurants, and other businesses shut down, what’s left?
WASHINGTON — When hotels and other restaurants and other business shut down in cities across the United States, many people took advantage of the chaos to stay put.
As a result, more than 1,000 hotels and restaurants closed, according to a report released on Wednesday by the nonprofit advocacy group Free Press.
While many have reopened, there is no clear indication that any of the closed businesses are still in business.
But that’s not the only reason some residents chose to stay.
For some, the chaos helped them keep warm.
For others, it gave them a reason to keep working.
The study, commissioned by Free Press and commissioned by the Association of Flight Attendants and Flight Surgeons, found that as of January 1, more hotel and restaurant closures are likely than were anticipated when the downturn hit.
The analysis of government data, hotel occupancy and restaurant occupancy data and other data on closures by the U.S. Department of Labor, the U and the UPI, all shows a significant drop in the number of hotel and restaurants operating in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates.
The number of hotels and restaurant closings in the U, meanwhile, has increased.
In February, there were more than 6,000 hotel and dining establishments operating in New York, California, Washington, Maryland, and Massachusetts, the study said.
More than 11,000 were operating in January, the first full month of 2017, and they have remained in business in the months since, the report found.
There have been more than 3,500 restaurants closed in the state of Maryland, up from fewer than 400 a month ago, the survey found.
And more than 400 of those restaurants have closed in New Jersey, up by more than 100 from a year ago.
But the number and locations of restaurants closed remains limited in the country, according a spokeswoman for the U., which runs the U’s data.
That’s because the Department of Transportation and other agencies have limited how they can track where restaurants are located, and their locations are not necessarily shared with other federal agencies, she said.
The U. and UPI did not identify the restaurants that have closed, but Free Press said the data show that a lot of restaurants that were previously open and serving customers have closed down or are not serving customers.
In many cases, businesses have been closed because of bad weather, poor business conditions or other factors.
A few of the businesses that are in limbo include restaurants and bars, which typically serve mainly young adults and older people who live in the area.
Many are in a different state from the city they operate in.
The restaurant industry is experiencing a surge of closures, with more than 30,000 restaurant closures since March 1, according in the report.
The most recent data is for February, and it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact number of restaurants in the meantime, said Adam Stanczak, a professor at the University of Washington and the co-author of the report with Free Press CEO John Bower.
Some are struggling to stay open, while others have closed because they were not able to get in a timely way to meet demand, Stancsak said.
“I think that there are a lot more businesses that have a lot less money to open,” he said.
For many people, however, the closings have been an economic boost.
“It’s really a good way to be able to work,” said Mark J. Brown, who owns a chain of convenience stores and was in a restaurant and bar business in Philadelphia last year.
“We’re in the middle of a really difficult time.”
Restaurants have also found a way to stay afloat, with many people returning to work.
A recent survey of 2,400 workers at more than 40 U.K.-based restaurants found that 63 percent of respondents had not been laid off in the past year.
In fact, a majority of the restaurants surveyed said they were hiring people this year.
That number is even higher among the hotel industry, with about 60 percent hiring in the year to date.
Many of the people who returned to work said they didn’t have a job at all.
“The restaurants that I’m in are the ones that I have come back to work, the ones I’ve been working at,” said a 30-year-old sales associate in Los Angeles.
“In some cases I haven’t even worked in the restaurant industry.”
Still, the number who have returned to full-time work in the last 12 months has dropped.
The median number of full- and part-time workers who were in the workforce in February was 37.9 percent, the Free Press report found, compared with 38.5 percent a year earlier.
The percentage of workers who have never worked in their jobs fell from 63.9 to 62.8 percent, and those who have worked for a short time but haven’t worked for six