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Job Layoffs Surge 35% to Highest Level to Start a Year in a Decade

The worst first quarter since 2009, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

  • Job layoffs hit 190,410 in the first quarter, a 35.6 percent increase over the previous year and the worst first quarter since 2009, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
  • The report comes a day before the government’s nonfarm payrolls count, which is expected to show growth of 175,000.

Layoffs hit their highest level for a first quarter in 10 years as 2019′s job market got off to a shaky start, according to a report Thursday from outplacement firm Challenger, Gary & Christmas.

Total announced cuts hit 190,410, a 10.3 percent increase from the fourth quarter and 35.6 percent jump from the same period a year ago. The level was worst period overall since the third quarter of 2015 and the highest level for a first quarter since 2009 as the economy was still mired in the financial crisis.

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Next Phase in Trucking Boom-Bust Cycle Has Started

From “capacity panic” to “overcapacity” in less than a year?

Next Phase in Trucking Boom-Bust Cycle Has Started

Risky Company Debt Is Getting Riskier

“Lenders may need to resort to the courts more and more in the next downturn,”

Risky Company Debt Is Getting Riskier

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