WASHINGTON — There were 115,730 layoff intentions announced in September, up sharply from 51,114 in August and from the 37,151 job cuts announced in September 2010, job placement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas Inc. said in a report released Wednesday. The data was not seasonally adjusted.

Layoffs in September were led by the government sector, which reported 54,182 job reductions in the month. Of those, 50,000 were from a planned troop reduction by the U.S. Army.

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