Mass Layoff Statistics

Table 1. Selected business functions involved in nonseasonal extended mass layoff events, selected quarters, 2009 and 2010

(Number of reports)

Selected business functions by business process (1) Total Main Secondary

II 2009(r)

I 2010(r)

II 2010(p)

II 2009(r)

I 2010(r)

II 2010(p)

II 2009(r)

I 2010(r)

II 2010(p)

Total (2)
5,162 2,563 1,805 1,810 1,020 811 3,352 1,543 994

Producing goods/providing services

Construction activities
375 305 252 347 291 241 28 14 11

Producing goods
632 263 168 584 251 158 48 12 10

Providing services
82 84 55 49 52 32 33 32 23

Accounting services
114 46 27 10 2 104 44 27

Contracted services
103 80 59 79 50 42 24 30 17

Engineering services
114 52 27 20 13 10 94 39 17

Entertainment services
22 17 21 18 16 18 4 1 3

Facility maintenance services
177 75 46 12 8 13 165 67 33

Financial management
37 19 13 3 3 34 16 13

Financial services
53 18 29 35 9 21 18 9 8

Food and cafeteria services
36 38 27 19 19 15 17 19 12

Gaming services
(3) 7 3 (3) 6 1 (3) 1 2

Health care services
27 22 26 20 20 23 7 2 3

Housekeeping services
40 17 12 6 2 1 34 15 11

Lodging services
20 13 11 13 10 10 7 3 1

Maintaining and repairing products
43 13 20 9 4 6 34 9 14

Security services
9 14 14 3 7 9 6 7 5

Assembling products
175 41 33 96 12 10 79 29 23

Fabricating
174 45 37 137 30 24 37 15 13

Quality assurance/quality control
144 56 34 144 56 34

Supervision--first line or direct
243 123 77 2 241 123 77

Procurement, logistics, distribution

Buying
37 10 9 1 36 10 9

Distribution
77 44 23 18 7 9 59 37 14

Packing
69 45 14 5 1 1 64 44 13

Receiving
88 51 19 88 51 19

Shipping
172 73 35 18 8 1 154 65 34

Transporting
98 54 38 36 23 18 62 31 20

Warehousing
120 68 34 19 11 12 101 57 22

General management and firm infrastructure

Administrative and clerical support
606 186 143 31 22 14 575 164 129

General management
303 145 95 17 12 5 286 133 90

Human resource management

Human resources, including recruiting
177 88 57 2 2 2 175 86 55

Payroll and compensation
50 32 23 1 4 49 32 19

Training
11 16 8 1 2 2 10 14 6

Marketing, sales, customer accounts

Advertising
13 15 6 5 3 1 8 12 5

Billing
28 16 13 1 28 16 12

Marketing
53 25 15 4 4 1 49 21 14

Order processing
56 38 16 2 3 54 35 16

Selling
151 90 63 91 64 42 60 26 21

Telemarketing
12 10 9 8 5 6 4 5 3

Customer and after-sales service

Call center activities
39 22 28 25 12 17 14 10 11

Customer service
139 81 66 15 11 11 124 70 55

Installing products
18 12 6 4 1 2 14 11 4

Technical support
43 23 15 3 1 1 40 22 14

Technology and process development

Computer systems development
15 7 9 3 2 6 12 5 3

Computer systems maintenance
19 8 9 2 1 19 6 8

Data processing
16 10 8 2 2 14 8 8

Internet web services
5 3 4 2 1 3 2 4

Software development and testing
13 7 8 4 4 3 9 3 5

Software and IT services
64 22 21 9 6 3 55 16 18

Other business functions

50 14 20 22 6 14 28 8 6

Other

Events with nonstandard functions reported
207 66 58 150 45 42 57 21 16

Refusal (4)
4 4

Does not know (5)
37 10 8 37 10 8

Footnotes:
(1) Business functions reported in this table were the most frequently cited functions in 2007. Functions are grouped by business process without regard to the industry of the establishment. Therefore, the process "operations" does not appear.
(2) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(3) Data collection for this business function began with first quarter 2010 data.
(4) Excludes events in which the employer refused to participate in any part of the employer interview.
(5) Excludes events in which contact with the employer was not possible.
(r) = revised.
(p) = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

Last Modified Date: August 20, 2010

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