Mass Layoff Statistics

Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2010 and 2011 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary

I 2010

IV 2010(r)

I 2011(p)

I 2010

IV 2010(r)

I 2011(p)

I 2010

IV 2010(r)

I 2011(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

1,324 1,120 1,030 1,024 864 768 300 256 262

Strategic management
14 16 19 14 16 19

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
125 90 90 16 6 8 109 84 82

Operations
965 823 724 935 805 680 30 18 44

Product development
39 59 65 3 5 24 36 54 41

Marketing, sales, and account management
78 58 43 28 10 12 50 48 31

Customer and after-sales service
103 74 89 42 38 44 61 36 45

Support Processes

379 212 241 41 20 22 338 192 219

General management and firm infrastructure
246 147 169 34 13 16 212 134 153

Human resources management
92 47 49 4 3 3 88 44 46

Technology and process development
41 18 23 3 4 3 38 14 20

Business Function not provided (2)

10 8 7 10 8 7
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

673 632 474 550 491 379 123 141 95

Strategic management
4 9 7 4 9 7

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
69 57 42 4 3 65 57 39

Operations
544 481 369 538 478 357 6 3 12

Product development
23 37 32 2 2 10 21 35 22

Marketing, sales, and account management
18 23 8 3 1 1 15 22 7

Customer and after-sales service
15 25 16 3 10 8 12 15 8

Support Processes

166 101 102 7 8 4 159 93 98

General management and firm infrastructure
103 70 62 7 5 3 96 65 59

Human resources management
41 20 26 41 20 26

Technology and process development
22 11 14 3 1 22 8 13

Business Function not provided (2)

4 2 3 4 2 3
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

651 488 556 474 373 389 177 115 167

Strategic management
10 7 12 10 7 12

Procurement, logistics, and distribution
56 33 48 12 6 5 44 27 43

Operations
421 342 355 397 327 323 24 15 32

Product development
16 22 33 1 3 14 15 19 19

Marketing, sales, and account management
60 35 35 25 9 11 35 26 24

Customer and after-sales service
88 49 73 39 28 36 49 21 37

Support Processes

213 111 139 34 12 18 179 99 121

General management and firm infrastructure
143 77 107 27 8 13 116 69 94

Human resources management
51 27 23 4 3 3 47 24 20

Technology and process development
19 7 9 3 1 2 16 6 7

Business Function not provided (2)

6 6 4 6 6 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.
(r) = revised.
(p) = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

Last Modified Date: June 1, 2011

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