There is a scary trend happening this fall: A series of job cuts at several big-name public and private U.S. companies, most of which began in September, are continuing into October. (Tweet this)
U.S.-headquartered companies put 58,877 jobs on the chopping block last month, up 43 percent from just more than 41,000 in August and the third-highest monthly total this year, according to a report from global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
The layoff announcements have continued thus far in October. For a running tally of major job cuts so far, see the chart below:
—CNBC's Tom DiChristopher contributed to this report.