U.S. hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

THERE WERE 6.5 million U.S. hirings in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON
THERE WERE 6.5 million U.S. hirings and 1.8 million layoffs in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON
WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring followed record layoffs in March and April. The Labor Department reported Tuesday that the number of available jobs rose sharply as well, but remained far below pre-pandemic levels. The figures,…

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