Jobs report: Who’s hiring and who’s firing? | CNN Business

All signs were pointing to a cooling labor market. Instead, the latest jobs report showed the unemployment rate fell to 3.4% in April after 253,000 jobs were added last month.

But hiring isn’t strong across the board, and is concentrated in a handful of industries.

“Employers continue to hire for in-demand skills while pulling back on non-essential headcount,” said Becky Frankiewicz, president and chief commercial officer at ManpowerGroup, a staffing agency.

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