Mike: Today’s Jobless Claims number came in at 654,000, which was still in recession territory, but an improvement nonetheless. According to The Associated Press: New jobless claims fall more than expected to 654K.to a seasonally adjusted 654,000, down from a revised 674,000 the previous week. Analysts expected claims to drop to 660,000. A stabilizing job […]

Continue reading about April 9 – Jobless claims fall to 654,000 – Continuing jobless claims at record 5.84 million – Lloyds to cut 25,000? – LyondellBasell chops 3000 jobs – Country Coach lays off 460 – 3M offers 3,600 early retirement

Mike: Hello to all and thanks for visiting The Layoff List. Today proved to be about the quietest day in weeks, if not months, for layoff announcements, especially larger ones. Tomorrow’s Jobless Claims will give us a good indication of jobless trends. The consensus is for jobless claims to fall slightly to 664,000. From this […]

Continue reading about April 8 – Sharp to slash 1,500 temp jobs – Hampton Affiliates sawmill cutting 275 – Bloomberg calls for NYC agencies to cut another 7,000

Mike: Except for the weekly retail sales numbers, today is another rather quiet day for economic reports. Today was a busy day for smaller US and Canadian layoff announcements, but a busy day for larger international layoffs. Till Wednesday…… – The News of the day follows: – I have mentioned on many occasion that the […]

Continue reading about April 7 – Aug. 2008 to Feb. 2009: BLS unemployment numbers revised upward – RBS to cut a further 9,000 jobs – Rio Tinto axes 700 Australian jobs – OH Toyota Boshoku cuts 320