25 Biggest Layoffs in the Last Year

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6. State Farm
> Number of announced layoffs: 4,200
> Date: May 6
> Industry: Insurance
> Reason: Closing

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7. Fluor Corporation
> Number of announced layoffs: 4,003
> Date: August 1
> Industry: Construction
> Reason: Closing

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8. The Limited
> Number of announced layoffs: 4,000
> Date: January 9
> Industry: Retail
> Reason: Closing

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9. Eli Lilly and Company
> Number of announced layoffs: 3,500
> Date: September 7
> Industry: Pharmaceutical
> Reason: Restructuring

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10. Wet Seal Inc.
> Number of announced layoffs: 3,000
> Date: January 27
> Industry: Retail
> Reason: Closing