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Michigan No. 7 In US In Permanent Restaurant Closures

Michigan has experienced the seventh highest number of permanent restaurant closures in the nation, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Between March 1 through July 10, 569 Michigan restaurants closed their doors forever.

Here are the states that have seen the most restaurants closed:

1. California 2,272

2. Texas 1,342

3. New York 1,323

4. Florida 1,021

5. Illinois 721

6. Pennsylvania 570

7. Michigan 569

From March to April of this year, jobs in Michigan's food services and drinking places industry fell from 315,300 to 145,000, a loss of 170,300 jobs, or 54%. As of June, the industry was back to 216,200 jobs.

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