Mass Layoff Statistics

Information technology-producing industries(1): Extended mass layoff events and separations, private nonfarm sector, 1996-2013
Year/Quarter
Total ExtendedMass Layoffs

Computerhardware(2)

Software andcomputer services(3)

Communicationsequipment(4)

Communicationsservices(5)
Layoff events Separations Layoff events Separations Layoff events Separations Layoff events Separations Layoff events Separations

1996
4,760 948,122 121 20,598 14 6,982 36 5,857 33 6,612

1997
4,671 947,843 75 13,637 14 1,625 36 3,891 19 3,357

1998
4,859 991,245 178 40,350 16 3,160 38 7,444 28 4,512

1999
4,556 901,451 116 28,745 19 3,581 31 5,310 18 3,930

2000
4,591 915,962 76 19,991 40 6,514 36 7,250 27 4,375

2001
7,375 1,524,832 522 105,343 176 23,235 151 37,423 144 30,869

2002
6,337 1,272,331 318 63,284 127 17,687 121 24,537 180 32,445

2003
6,181 1,216,886 221 36,917 69 9,806 69 11,266 115 22,014

2004
5,010 993,909 94 13,974 44 6,184 21 3,011 82 17,446

2005
4,881 884,661 90 13,971 28 4,952 19 3,612 48 7,779

2006
4,885 935,969 66 16,662 19 1,965 28 5,334 37 5,275

2007
5,363 965,935 91 15,956 18 2,277 22 3,494 25 2,930

2008
8,259 1,516,978 156 31,448 57 7,720 21 3,456 65 10,836

2009
11,824 2,108,202 345 76,908 94 15,791 50 8,126 98 17,672
2010

First quarter
1,870 314,512 35 6,248 15 1,570 5 1,089 25 6,023

Second quarter
2,008 381,622 24 3,714 14 1,614 9 912 13 1,924

Third quarter
1,370 222,357 24 2,851 7 2,217 6 498 12 1,825

Fourth quarter
1,999 338,643 7 1,019 9 1,345 3 451 15 3,255

Total
7,247 1,257,134 90 13,832 45 6,746 23 2,950 65 13,027
2011

First quarter
1,490 225,456 14 2,027 14 1,930 4 558 14 2,124

Second quarter
1,810 317,546 11 1,691 18 2,432 7 930 10 7,322

Third quarter
1,393 235,325 12 2,247 12 1,764 3 238 10 3,015

Fourth quarter
1,903 334,383 21 3,857 14 1,635 4 694 6 1,381

Total
6,596 1,112,710 58 9,822 58 7,761 18 2,420 40 13,842
2012

First quarter
1,294 246,956 13 1,989 18 3,331 4 467 8 1,387

Second quarter
1,959 385,983 21 5,020 23 3,203 (6) (6) 15 3,196

Third quarter(r)
1,124 199,781 26 3,186 6 1,073 (6) (6) 10 2,039

Fourth quarter(r)
2,123 424,492 20 3,140 9 1,310 4 492 9 972

Total(r)
6,500 1,257,212 80 13,335 56 8,917 13 1,537 42 7,594
2013

First quarter(p)
914 154,374 11 1,338 6 858 3 262 6 930
(1) Information technology-producing industries are defined by the MLS program using the 2012 version of the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). MLS definitions closely follow definitions originally published in Digital Economy 2003, (U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, 2003), which were based on NAICS 2002 industries.
(2) The industries included in this grouping, based on the 2012 NAICS, are: semiconductor machinery manufacturing; other commercial and service machinery mfg.; electronic computer manufacturing; computer storage device manufacturing; other computer peripheral equipment mfg.; bare printed circuit board manufacturing; semiconductors and related device mfg. capacitor, resistor, and inductor mfg.; electronic connector manufacturing; printed circuit assembly manufacturing; other electronic component manufacturing; industrial process variable instruments; electricity and signal testing instruments; analytical laboratory instrument mfg.; computer and software merchant wholesalers; and electronics stores.
(3) The industries included in this grouping, based on the 2012 NAICS, are: software publishers; data processing, hosting and related services; internet publishing and web search portals; office equipment rental and leasing; custom computer programming services; computer systems design services; computer facilities management services; other computer related services; and computer and office machine repair.
(4) The industries included in this grouping, based on the 2012 NAICS, are: telephone apparatus manufacturing; broadcast and wireless communications equip.; audio and video equipment manufacturing; blank magnetic and optical media mfg.; software and prerecorded media reproducing; and fiber optic cable manufacturing.
(5) The industries included in this grouping, based on the 2012 NAICS, are: wired telecommunications carriers; wireless telecommunications carriers; satellite telecommunications; telecommunications resellers; all other telecommunications; and communication equipment repair.
(6) Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
(p) = preliminary.
(r) = revised.

Last Modified Date: May 13, 2013

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