Mass Layoff Statistics

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Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2009 and 2010 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary

I 2009(r)

IV 2009(r)

I 2010(p)

I 2009(r)

IV 2009(r)

I 2010(p)

I 2009(r)

IV 2009(r)

I 2010(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

3,623 1,424 1,131 2,720 1,113 869 903 311 262

Strategic management
(3) (3) 11 (3) (3) (3) (3) 11

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
372 137 113 21 15 12 351 122 101

Operations
2,656 1,097 838 2,594 1,071 814 62 26 24

Product development
167 44 32 15 3 3 152 41 29

Marketing, sales, and account management
266 82 70 67 13 25 199 69 45

Customer and after-sales service
162 64 67 23 11 15 139 53 52

Support Processes

1,190 421 332 92 31 34 1,098 390 298

General management and firm infrastructure
773 271 214 60 16 28 713 255 186

Human resources management
249 90 83 18 5 3 231 85 80

Technology and process development
168 60 35 14 10 3 154 50 32

Business Function not provided (2)

73 25 7 73 25 7
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

2,127 860 597 1,658 686 484 469 174 113

Strategic management
(3) (3) 4 (3) (3) (3) (3) 4

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
215 91 64 3 8 3 212 83 61

Operations
1,657 686 481 1641 677 475 16 9 6

Product development
112 36 21 7 2 105 36 19

Marketing, sales, and account management
98 31 17 5 1 4 93 30 13

Customer and after-sales service
45 16 10 2 43 16 10

Support Processes

652 206 153 19 8 7 633 198 146

General management and firm infrastructure
415 135 94 13 6 7 402 129 87

Human resources management
125 43 39 125 43 39

Technology and process development
112 28 20 6 2 106 26 20

Business Function not provided (2)

22 7 2 22 7 2
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

1,496 564 534 1,062 427 385 434 137 149

Strategic management
(3) (3) 7 (3) (3) (3) (3) 7

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
157 46 49 18 7 9 139 39 40

Operations
999 411 357 953 394 339 46 17 18

Product development
55 8 11 8 3 1 47 5 10

Marketing, sales, and account management
168 51 53 62 12 21 106 39 32

Customer and after-sales service
117 48 57 21 11 15 96 37 42

Support Processes

538 215 179 73 23 27 465 192 152

General management and firm infrastructure
358 136 120 47 10 21 311 126 99

Human resources management
124 47 44 18 5 3 106 42 41

Technology and process development
56 32 15 8 8 3 48 24 12

Business Function not provided (2)

51 18 5 51 18 5

(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.
(3) Identification of data by this business process began with first quarter 2010 data.
r = revised.
p = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

Last Modified Date: May 21, 2010

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