U.S. Hiring Slowed Sharply In April, Survey Shows

AP

By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply reduced hiring in April, a troubling sign two days before the government reports on monthly job growth.

Many economists said the ADP figures would not lead them to change their forecasts. Analysts expect the government will report Friday that employers added 163,000 jobs in April, according to a survey by FactSet.