Biggest mass layoffs of all time

Published: Jul 17 2014 09:06:33 AM EDT

Microsoft is laying off the most people in its 39-year history -- 18,000 over the next year. But it's still far from the biggest mass layoffs of all time.

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Microsoft announced its biggest round of layoffs in company history Thursday, saying it planned to cut 18,000 jobs within the next year -- about 14 percent of the company's 125,000 employees. Here's a look at the biggest mass layoffs in corporate history:

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