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US employers laid-off 7.7 million workers in April

US employers laid-off 7.7 million workers in April Photo: WDIO/MGN

JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer
Created: June 09, 2020 09:29 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) - U.S. employers laid-off 7.7 million workers in April, a sign of how deep the economic hole is as offices, restaurants, stores and schools are re-opening after being shuttered because of the coronavirus. The Labor Department also said in a Tuesday report that job openings plummeted and hiring all but disappeared in April.

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The number of available jobs fell 16% from March to 5 million. Hires declined 31% to 3.5 million.
 

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