A total of 149 Chief Executive Officers left their posts in October, virtually unchanged from the 148 recorded in September. October’s total is well above the average 98 CEOs who have left their posts in October since 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 41.9 percent higher than the 105 CEOs who left their posts in October 2017.
So far this year, 1,176 CEO changes have been recorded, 21.1 percent higher than the 971 CEOs who left through October last year. This year’s total is 1.4 percent higher than the 1,160 CEOs who left their posts during the entirety of last year.

The ten-month total is the highest since 2008, when 1,257 CEOs left their posts.

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