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AT&T’s shrinking workforce by the numbers

The Dallas-based telecom giant just announced an expanded $8 billion cost-cutting program.

Dallas-based AT&T’s workforce has shrunk considerably in the last decade, peaking in 2016 at 281,000 and starting out this year at 160,000.

The job cuts — now exceeding 120,000 since the high point — are driven by various factors, such as the company’s sell-off of DirecTV and WarnerMedia, an aggressive cost-cutting campaign and a will to shed the title of America’s most in-debt corporation.

Here’s a look at the company’s self-reported employment totals as of Jan. 31 each year.

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