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Challenger Job-Cut Report  
Released On 5/3/2018 7:30:00 AM For Apr, 2018
PriorActual
Announced Layoffs - Level60,357 36,081 

Highlights
Layoff announcements did swell in March but fell back in April, to 36,081 vs 60,357 and in line with 36,602 in April last year. Retail is the difference with layoffs in the sector falling to 7,844 from March's giant 35,042. Health-care layoffs were next heaviest in April at 4,959. Today's data do hint at an expected bounce back in tomorrow's payroll numbers for April.

Definition
This monthly report counts and categorizes announcements of corporate layoffs based on mass layoff data from state departments of labor. The job-cut report must be analyzed with caution. It doesn't distinguish between layoffs scheduled for the short-term or the long term, or whether job cuts are handled through attrition or actual layoffs. Also, the job-cut report does not include jobs eliminated in small batches over a longer time period. Unlike most economic data, this series is not adjusted for seasonal variation.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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