United States Challenger Job Cuts  1994-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

US based employers announced plans to shed 43,310 workers from payrolls in March 2017, up 17 percent from February. The most jobs were eliminated in: Telecommunications (7,768), Education (4,375), Retail (4,084), Industrial Goods (3,947) and Health Care/Products (3,935). Compared with the same month a year earlier, planned job cuts fell 2 percent. In the first three months of 2017, employers have announced 126,201 job cuts, 38 percent higher than in Q4 of 2016 (91,303) but 30 percent lower than in Q1 of 2016 (180,920). Still, hiring announcements continue to break records. In Q1 companies announced 289,272 new positions, the highest first quarter total on record, and the highest quarterly total except for third quarter totals when holiday hiring plans are typically announced. Retail sector lost 38,464 jobs in Q1, the most by industry, but over 121,000 new positions were announced in the same period. Challenger Job Cuts in the United States averaged 66814.62 Persons from 1994 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 248475 Persons in January of 2002 and a record low of 15100 Persons in June of 1997.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-02 12:30 PM Jan 45.9K 33.6K 30.4K
2017-03-09 12:30 PM Feb 37K 45.9K 36K
2017-04-06 11:30 AM Mar 43.3K 37K 40.6K
2017-05-04 11:30 AM Apr 43.3K 43.9K
2017-06-01 11:30 AM May 42K
2017-07-06 11:30 AM Jun 42.2K




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 98.00 219.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 89.00 221.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 9.00 -2.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 11.00 26.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 244.00 234.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1979.00 2028.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 263.00 245.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153000.00 152528.00 153000.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7202.00 7528.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.00 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.05 1.13 2.80 1.05 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.10 9.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.21 110.75 111.21 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5592.00 5582.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5743.00 5625.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 43310.00 36957.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.90 21.86 21.90 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.69 20.63 20.69 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 3.76 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 0.40 1.50 32.40 -49.00 Index Points [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27603.00 27554.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125507.00 125031.00 125507.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.00 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Challenger Job Cuts Notes

Challenger Job-Cut Report provides information on the number of announced corporate layoffs by industry and region. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Challenger Job Cuts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Challenger Job Cuts - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
43310.00 36957.00 248475.00 15100.00 1994 - 2017 Persons Monthly
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