You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #14: US Aug layoffs surge, housing slowdown cited [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 07:25 AM
Response to Reply #12
14. US Aug layoffs surge, housing slowdown cited

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Planned U.S. layoffs surged 76 percent in August compared with the previous month amid signs that a slowdown in housing was starting to have an impact on employment, an independent report showed on Tuesday.

Announced layoffs in August totaled 65,278 jobs, compared with a six-year low of 37,178 in July, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., an employment consulting firm. It was the only second time this year that monthly job cuts have increased.


"There are some signs that the housing slowdown is taking a toll on jobs," said John A. Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

"Job-cutting in real estate this year is nearly double last year. However, we have not as yet seen a major uptick in job cuts in the sectors we might expect during a significant slowdown. The housing slowdown has not had a major impact on the job market, yet."

The report said the surge in planned layoffs might also be a signal of an early start to year-end cuts as companies start implementing 2007 payrolls plans.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC