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

IV 2009(r)

III 2010(r)

IV 2010(p)

IV 2009(r)

III 2010(r)

IV 2010(p)

IV 2009(r)

III 2010(r)

IV 2010(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

1,422 907 1,084 1,111 693 835 311 214 249

Strategic management
(3) 11 16 (3) (3) 11 16

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
137 84 89 15 9 6 122 75 83

Operations
1,095 631 801 1,069 608 783 26 23 18

Product development
44 42 58 3 6 5 41 36 53

Marketing, sales, and account management
82 44 54 13 9 10 69 35 44

Customer and after-sales service
64 95 66 11 61 31 53 34 35

Support Processes

420 220 205 31 25 18 389 195 187

General management and firm infrastructure
270 155 143 16 21 11 254 134 132

Human resources management
90 45 45 5 2 3 85 43 42

Technology and process development
60 20 17 10 2 4 50 18 13

Business Function not provided (2)

25 3 6 25 3 6
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

859 436 618 685 343 479 174 93 139

Strategic management
(3) 5 9 (3) (3) 5 9

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
91 44 57 8 5 83 39 57

Operations
685 325 471 676 318 468 9 7 3

Product development
36 25 36 3 2 36 22 34

Marketing, sales, and account management
31 13 22 1 1 1 30 12 21

Customer and after-sales service
16 24 23 16 8 16 8 15

Support Processes

205 101 96 8 7 7 197 94 89

General management and firm infrastructure
134 68 68 6 6 4 128 62 64

Human resources management
43 22 18 43 22 18

Technology and process development
28 11 10 2 1 3 26 10 7

Business Function not provided (2)

7 1 2 7 1 2
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

563 471 466 426 350 356 137 121 110

Strategic management
(3) 6 7 (3) (3) 6 7

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
46 40 32 7 4 6 39 36 26

Operations
410 306 330 393 290 315 17 16 15

Product development
8 17 22 3 3 3 5 14 19

Marketing, sales, and account management
51 31 32 12 8 9 39 23 23

Customer and after-sales service
48 71 43 11 45 23 37 26 20

Support Processes

215 119 109 23 18 11 192 101 98

General management and firm infrastructure
136 87 75 10 15 7 126 72 68

Human resources management
47 23 27 5 2 3 42 21 24

Technology and process development
32 9 7 8 1 1 24 8 6

Business Function not provided (2)

18 2 4 18 2 4

Footnotes:
(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: February 23, 2011

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