U.S. sees record number of large-scale layoffs

04/24/2009 | Reuters

The U.S. Labor Department said the nation experienced 2,933 more mass layoffs, defined as those affecting 50 or more people, in March compared with February. Since the official start of the recession in December 2007, there have been 31,414 mass layoffs, causing 3.2 million people to lose their jobs.

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