(Cleveland, OH) -- Ohio ranks third in the nation for the most job cuts.
According to the executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Ohio reported over 18-hundred job cuts last month alone, bringing the state's year-to-date total to just under 21-thousand.
California led the nation with over 82-hundred job cuts last month. Texas, Indiana and New York round out the top five.
The retail sector had the most job cuts--over 60-thousand retail jobs were reported cut in the first half of the year.
Job losses were also reported in the healthcare, customer service, automotive and telecommunication sectors. Cost-cutting was the biggest reason why jobs were being cut.