Mass Layoff Statistics

Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters (1)
Business Processes

Total

Main

Secondary

II
2008
I
2009(r)
II
2009(p)
II
2008
I
2009(r)
II
2009(p)
II
2008
I
2009(r)
II
2009(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

1,041 3,624 2,246 801 2,721 1,726 240 903 520

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
98 372 238 13 21 19 85 351 219

Operations
779 2,657 1,693 753 2,595 1,657 26 62 36

Product development
34 167 84 6 15 8 28 152 76

Marketing, sales, and account management
66 266 116 16 67 23 50 199 93

Customer and after-sales service
64 162 115 13 23 19 51 139 96

Support Processes

329 1,191 808 34 92 57 295 1,099 751

General management and firm infrastructure
224 774 516 29 60 45 195 714 471

Human resources management
73 249 158 18 2 73 231 156

Technology and process development
32 168 134 5 14 10 27 154 124

Business Function not provided(2)

36 74 32 36 74 32
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

613 2,128 1,391 485 1,659 1,077 128 469 314

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
60 215 167 5 3 7 55 212 160

Operations
479 1,658 1,073 471 1,642 1,061 8 16 12

Product development
24 112 59 3 7 2 21 105 57

Marketing, sales, and account management
27 98 46 4 5 5 23 93 41

Customer and after-sales service
23 45 46 2 2 2 21 43 44

Support Processes

147 653 504 6 19 18 141 634 486

General management and firm infrastructure
93 416 309 5 13 14 88 403 295

Human resources management
38 125 104 38 125 104

Technology and process development
16 112 91 1 6 4 15 106 87

Business Function not provided(2)

5 23 7 5 23 7
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

428 1,496 855 316 1,062 649 112 434 206

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
38 157 71 8 18 12 30 139 59

Operations
300 999 620 282 953 596 18 46 24

Product development
10 55 25 3 8 6 7 47 19

Marketing, sales, and account management
39 168 70 12 62 18 27 106 52

Customer and after-sales service
41 117 69 11 21 17 30 96 52

Support Processes

182 538 304 28 73 39 154 465 265

General management and firm infrastructure
131 358 207 24 47 31 107 311 176

Human resources management
35 124 54 18 2 35 106 52

Technology and process development
16 56 43 4 8 6 12 48 37

Business Function not provided(2)

31 51 25 31 51 25

(1) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(2) The number of events for which respondents were unable or refused to provide a Business Function response. Layoff events where employer contact could not be made or where employers refused to participate in the employer interview are not included.
r = revised.
p = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

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