In October, U.S. firms announced 37,986 job cuts, just slightly ahead of the 37,151 announced in September, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported.
Through October, each month of the year has had fewer layoffs than the same month of 2009, the firm said.
In October, 81 chief executive officers left their posts, a 27 percent drop from the 111 CEO departures in the previous month and the lowest level in 18 months.
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