Article first appeared online at FloridaTrend.com The rebound in Leisure & Hospitality (L&H) employment that began in May 2020 will continue with a second-wave peak expected in July 2021. There was a surge in COVID-19 cases during the Christmas and New Year's holidays that led to many states returning to partial lockdowns. Those actions had a dampening effect on employment. L&H employment hit bottom at almost 8.7 million jobs in April 2020. In February 2021, it had risen to 13.5 million. March data show is has creeped up to 13.8 million jobs. Read the entire article at FloridaTrend.com .