Nov 05

Initial Jobless Claims Jump Most In 8 Months As Energy Sector Layoffs Spike Back To 6-Month Highs:

Just when you thought (for the 10th time this year) that the worst was over in the US energy space, Challenger Grey reports a massive spike in Energy sector layoffs – to six-month highs. For context, energy sector layoffs are 9 times higher in 2015 than 2014 and Texas – with 103,422 layoffs – is the worst state for job cuts (despite Dallas Fed Fisher’s previous insistence that the state is ‘diversified’). Despite the ongoing side in initial jobless claims, employers have announced 543,935 job cuts in 2015 so far, 31% higher than 2014.

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