Mass Layoff Statistics

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

III 2009(r)

II 2010(r)

III 2010(p)

III 2009(r)

II 2010(r)

III 2010(p)

III 2009(r)

II 2010(r)

III 2010(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

1,565 1,097 858 1,222 880 658 343 217 200

Strategic management
(3) 13 11 (3) (3) 13 11

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
156 84 78 12 12 8 144 72 70

Operations
1,201 825 610 1,175 807 589 26 18 21

Product development
52 32 39 4 1 6 48 31 33

Marketing, sales, and account management
69 58 40 18 21 9 51 37 31

Customer and after-sales service
87 85 80 13 39 46 74 46 34

Support Processes

471 293 209 39 29 23 432 264 186

General management and firm infrastructure
309 204 146 29 24 19 280 180 127

Human resources management
88 59 43 4 4 2 84 55 41

Technology and process development
74 30 20 6 1 2 68 29 18

Business Function not provided (2)

27 9 2 27 9 2
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

914 533 414 735 449 328 179 84 86

Strategic management
(3) 5 5 (3) (3) 5 5

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
103 44 41 2 6 5 101 38 36

Operations
728 445 314 725 441 307 3 4 7

Product development
34 17 22 1 3 33 17 19

Marketing, sales, and account management
26 13 12 7 1 1 19 12 11

Customer and after-sales service
23 9 20 1 12 23 8 8

Support Processes

259 125 97 7 8 7 252 117 90

General management and firm infrastructure
162 85 65 5 7 6 157 78 59

Human resources management
48 23 21 48 23 21

Technology and process development
49 17 11 2 1 1 47 16 10

Business Function not provided (2)

11 1 11 1
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

651 564 444 487 431 330 164 133 114

Strategic management
(3) 8 6 (3) (3) 8 6

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
53 40 37 10 6 3 43 34 34

Operations
473 380 296 450 366 282 23 14 14

Product development
18 15 17 3 1 3 15 14 14

Marketing, sales, and account management
43 45 28 11 20 8 32 25 20

Customer and after-sales service
64 76 60 13 38 34 51 38 26

Support Processes

212 168 112 32 21 16 180 147 96

General management and firm infrastructure
147 119 81 24 17 13 123 102 68

Human resources management
40 36 22 4 4 2 36 32 20

Technology and process development
25 13 9 4 1 21 13 8

Business Function not provided (2)

16 8 2 16 8 2

(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.

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