Mass Layoff Statistics

Extended mass layoff events and separations, selected measures, 2009
Action Layoff events Separations

I 2009

II 2009

III 2009

IV 2009

I 2009

II 2009

III 2009

IV 2009

Total, private nonfarm
3,979 3,395 2,034 2,416 705,141 651,318 345,531 406,212

Total, excluding seasonal and vacation events(1)
3,639 2,638 1,748 1,588 648,916 491,273 289,220 269,005

Total, movement of work(2)
92 116 77 66 15,501 21,365 12,854 11,974

Movement of work actions
124 158 109 100 (3) (3) (3) (3)

With separations reported
87 102 73 55 9,089 11,478 7,088 4,573

With separations unknown
37 56 36 45 (3) (3) (3) (3)

Footnotes:
(1) The questions on movement of work were not asked of employers when the reason for layoff was either seasonal work or vacation period.
(2) Movement of work can involve more than one action.
(3) Data are not available.

Extended mass layoff events and separations, selected measures, 2008
Action Layoff events Separations

I 2008

II 2008

III 2008

IV 2008

I 2008

II 2008

III 2008

IV 2008

Total, private nonfarm
1,340 1,756 1,581 3,582 230,098 354,713 290,453 641,714

Total, excluding seasonal and vacation events(1)
1,094 1,105 1,365 2,713 186,991 198,389 246,532 491,941

Total, movement of work(2)
59 71 84 118 13,314 12,317 14,943 20,382

Movement of work actions
76 100 106 161 (3) (3) (3) (3)

With separations reported
41 78 78 122 6,180 7,346 9,631 11,919

With separations unknown
35 22 28 39 (3) (3) (3) (3)

Footnotes:
(1) The questions on movement of work were not asked of employers when the reason for layoff was either seasonal work or vacation period.
(2) Movement of work can involve more than one action.
(3) Data are not available.

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