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Education Job Cuts Lead All SectorsMay 03, 2012
Bloomberg – The US education sector led the way in job cuts in April, slashing 9,027 positions, almost three times as many as the second leading sector, government, and more than twice as many education jobs as were cut in March. Education cuts are roughly two-thirds of what they were last year at this time and are not the leading sector for 2012, but they do reflect state and local difficulties in meeting budget demands. For more, read Announced US Job Cuts Rise 11% from Year Ago, Challenger Says.
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