Mass Layoff Statistics

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Table 2. Business processes involved in extended mass layoff events, by reason for layoff, first quarters 2009 and 2010 (1)
Reason Extended mass layoff events Total business process Core processes Support processes
Strat. Mgmt. Procurement, logistics, distribution Ops. Product development Marketing, sales, account management Customer and after-sales service General managment and firm infra-structure Human resource management Technology and process development
First quarter 2010 (p)

Total business process

1,564 1,958 11 161 1,209 37 88 89 242 85 36

Business demand
636 898 2 63 603 21 30 28 99 35 17

Contract cancellation
35 64 5 34 1 1 3 14 2 4

Contract
completion
218 275 1 13 206 6 9 12 15 9 4

Domestic competition
(2) 6 1 2 1 1 1

Excess inventory/
saturated market
8 19 6 7 3 1 1 1

Import
competition
(2) 6 1 2 2 1

Slack work/
insufficient demand/non-seasonal business slowdown
371 528 1 37 352 12 16 12 67 22 9

Organizational changes
91 172 4 11 75 5 16 10 37 10 4

Business-
ownership change
23 36 1 19 2 3 1 9 1

Reorgan-
ization or
restructuring of company
68 136 4 10 56 3 13 9 28 9 4

Financial issues
139 316 4 33 122 6 23 26 63 29 10

Bankruptcy
13 44 2 5 13 1 4 4 8 6 1

Cost control/cost cutting/
increase profitability
84 186 23 70 5 13 14 39 16 6

Financial difficulty
42 86 2 5 39 6 8 16 7 3

Production
specific
12 18 1 12 3 2

Disaster/Safety
6 20 4 6 2 4 3 1

Seasonal
398 495 48 371 5 18 22 28 2 1

Other/
Miscellaneous
282 39 1 1 20 1 1 8 4 3
First quarter 2009

Total business process

3,979 5,234 (3) 403 2,981 171 284 182 794 250 169

Business demand
2,160 3,329 (3) 218 2,052 98 130 80 493 153 105

Contract cancellation
87 169 (3) 11 82 3 6 4 36 11 16

Contract
completion
327 395 (3) 13 309 6 10 5 26 18 8

Domestic competition
6 15 (3) 6 1 1 3 2 2

Excess inventory/
saturated market
32 55 (3) 11 31 4 2 2 3 1 1

Import
competition
6 14 (3) 2 6 4 1 1

Slack work/
insufficient demand/non-seasonal business slowdown
1,702 2,681 (3) 181 1,618 85 111 68 421 120 77

Organizational changes
201 412 (3) 40 166 17 37 20 84 31 17

Business-
ownership change
31 63 (3) 4 27 3 3 1 13 8 4

Reorgan-
ization or
restructuring of company
170 349 (3) 36 139 14 34 19 71 23 13

Financial issues
428 957 (3) 108 371 48 94 60 178 58 40

Bankruptcy
87 228 (3) 28 73 4 28 27 43 21 4

Cost control/cost cutting/
increase profitability
234 469 (3) 49 203 34 46 13 84 15 25

Financial difficulty
107 260 (3) 31 95 10 20 20 51 22 11

Production
specific
17 23 (3) 1 16 4 2

Disaster/Safety
6 9 (3) 1 6 1 1

Seasonal
340 421 (3) 31 325 4 18 20 21 1 1

Other/
Miscellaneous
827 83 (3) 4 45 3 5 2 13 5 6

(1) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(2) Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
(3) Identification of data by this business process began with first quarter 2010 data.
p = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

Last Modified Date: May 28, 2010

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