The top five US companies in terms of job losses, the annual survey from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co said on Thursday, as the Trump administration tries to roll back regulations on the healthcare sector and other industries.
In the top 20, including health care, tech companies are the biggest losers, followed by banks, retail giants Amazon and Apple and oil and gas firms BP and Chevron.
McKinsey’s 2016 list showed that the United States lost 3.2 million jobs in January and February, and that the jobs created in the two months since are only the beginning of the job losses.
In the first two months of 2017, however, there were 8,200 new jobs in the US economy, while the number of jobs lost in the three months prior was 7,700, McKinsey said in a statement.
“If the Trump Administration is serious about reversing the trend of job loss, it needs to start taking real action immediately,” said Craig Moffett, the McKinsey Global Institute’s chief economist.