In the United States, Challenger's layoffs increased by 20.0% to 50,702 in February, an increase of 32% per month.
Comprehensive media reported on March 2 that Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a US reemployment service, announced that the number of layoffs in U.S. companies rose for the second consecutive month and reached its first annual increase since May 2009, reaching nearly one year The highest level of time.
In the United States, Challenger's layoffs increased by 20.0% to 50,702 in February, an increase of 32% per month. John A. Challenger, chief executive of the agency, said it is currently too early to tell whether the increase in layoffs over the past two months has taken shape.
However, the total number of layoff plans in the first two months of 2011 was 89,211, a 21% decrease from the same period a year ago. Challenger said rising gasoline prices could have an impact on employers' delays in hiring staff, in the worst case could undermine a fragile economic recovery and trigger a new round of layoffs.
The government and non-profit agencies are expected to implement the largest proportion of layoffs last month. The total number of layoffs has tripled from the same period last year to 16,380, which has also doubled from January. The second largest sector of layoffs is the retail industry, which plans to increase layoffs by 45% month-on-month, but the total decline year-on-year.
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