Planned layoffs at U.S. firms eased in December from the previous month’s seven-year high but they were up an astounding 275 percent annually as the year-old recession cut a huge swathe of destruction through job market.
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- U.S. 2008 planned layoffs most in five years (MSNBC)
- U.S. planned layoffs in February fall from 7-year peak (Reuters via Yahoo! News)