The Wall Street Journal: U.S. loses 1.4 million health-care jobs in April

The halt to surgeries left hospitals better able to deal with an influx of coronavirus patients, a move that proved critical where outbreaks rapidly escalated. Elsewhere, however, hospitals emptied, and hospital earnings plummeted with the drop in patients and revenue.

Hospitals cut nearly 135,000 jobs in April, according to the Labor Department. Hospitals and surgery centers face mounting financial pressure, and some say a number of lost jobs might not come back.