Unemployment in the U.S was down to 5.1 percent in September, its lowest since March 2008. Meanwhile, the gross domestic product was up over 3.3 percent.
Still, that hasn't stopped a wave of job cuts that have hit the wireless industry in 2015. With a slowing Chinese economy and a European market that is struggling to regain its footing, vendors and operators have grappled with tepid global demand.
The job cuts that have hit the wireless industry this year reflect those macroeconomic challenges as well as the particular trials of individual companies as they revamp their strategies and cut costs as part of turnaround plans.
In its latest special report, FierceWireless has compiled a list of the five largest job cutting programs in wireless in 2015 thus far.