Hospital mass layoffs double again

Like May, the number of mass layoffs at hospitals in June doubled from the previous month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. June saw 20 massive layoffs ("mass layoffs" defined as 50 or more people losing their jobs at one place in a single day), affecting 1,172 people, American Medical News reported. That figure is nearly double than the 11 mass layoffs in May and 5 layoffs in April.

In related news, Westchester Medical Center in New York is laying off 100 workers, including patient care technicians and clerks, the Associated Press reported. Westchester Medical Center has layed off more than 600 people during the past year. BLS data