Special Report

This Is the Industry Laying Off the Most Americans

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9. Food
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 3,764
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 6,518

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8. Retail
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 3,830
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 12,541

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7. Consumer Products
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 3,893
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 1,962

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6. Government
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 4,809
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 3,698

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5. Warehousing
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2022: 5,353
> Total layoffs, Jan.-Apr. 2021: 9,272

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