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This Is the Industry Laying Off the Most Americans

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29. Chemical
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 0
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 113

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28. Mining
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 161
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 175

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27. Telecommunications
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 190
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 24,639

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26. Construction
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 333
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 161

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25. Electronics
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 355
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 1,398

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