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  • Challenger Job Cuts in the US rose modestly in September.
  • S&P 500 futures are clinging to strong gains after the data.

Planned job cuts in the US-based employers increased by 2.6% from 115,762 in August to 118,762 in September, Challenger Gray & Christmas announced in its latest Job Cut Report on Thursday.

Commenting on the report, “The employment landscape is dealing with a host of burdens that reach beyond job cuts. COVID-19 and the recession continues to cause volatile conditions in many industries,” said Andrew Challenger, senior vice president at Challenger, Gray. “Both companies and workers are grappling with increasing uncertainty due to stalled economic relief, the approaching election, and child care and education concerns.”

Market reaction

This report doesn’t seem to be having a significant impact on market sentiment. As of writing, the S&P 500 futures were up 0.95% on a daily basis.