CHART OF THE DAY: Layoff Massacres Persist

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We’re still looking for a glimmer of hope on the employment front. There are green shoots of various size and scope everywhere, but seemingly not here. Anyway, we didn’t find any in the BLS’s latest survey of mass layoffs — defined as distinct events of 50 or more employees getting whacked at a single company. After some glints of hope in July, it just spiked right back up in August.

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