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Challenger Job-Cut Report  
Released On 5/31/2018 7:30:00 AM For May, 2018
PriorActual
Announced Layoffs - Level36,081 31,517 

Highlights
Pointing to strength for Friday's employment report, layoff announcements were especially low in May, at 31,517 vs 36,081 in April for the lowest total since October last year. Layoffs in retail remain the highest, at 4,946 to lead all industries for a fifth straight month.

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
 
 

2018 Release Schedule
Released On: 1/42/13/84/55/35/317/58/29/610/411/112/6
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