Economic News Release

Table 6. Long-tenured displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and area of residence in January 2012

Table 6. Long-tenured displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and area of residence in January 2012
(In thousands)
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                                                New    Middle   East    West   South    East    West                   
           Characteristic              Total  England  Atlan-   North   North  Atlan-   South   South  Mountain Pacific
                                                         tic   Central Central   tic   Central Central                 
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
       Workers who lost jobs                                                                                           
                                                                                                                       
    Total, 20 years and over........   6,121      318     851   1,002     401   1,170     307     515      423    1,136
Men.................................   3,440      176     425     598     232     675     167     288      242      636
Women...............................   2,681      142     426     403     169     495     140     227      181      500
                                                                                                                       
        Reason for job loss                                                                                            
                                                                                                                       
Plant or company closed down or                                                                                        
   moved............................   1,884       81     268     344     107     347     107     185      112      332
Insufficient work...................   2,418      113     329     374     147     455     110     195      205      490
Position or shift abolished.........   1,819      123     254     283     146     367      90     135      105      314
                                                                                                                       
Industry and class of worker of lost                                                                                   
              job (2)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                       
Agriculture and related industries                                                                                     
   wage and salary workers..........      43        1       4      -        3      16      -        4        3       13
Nonagricultural industries wage and                                                                                    
   salary workers...................   5,974      313     824   1,002     396   1,131     295     504      418    1,091
                                                                                                                       
  Private nonagricultural wage and                                                                                     
    salary workers..................   5,629      301     770     972     366   1,076     283     471      388    1,003
        Mining, quarrying, and oil                                                                                     
          and gas extraction........      29        1      -        3       4       6      -        9        6       - 
        Construction................     691       26      62      88      52     163      18      56       57      169
        Manufacturing...............   1,183       59     171     264      94     167      70      99       59      199
             Durable goods..........     844       46      99     210      74     114      42      75       47      137
             Nondurable goods.......     339       13      72      54      21      53      28      24       12       62
        Wholesale and retail trade..     859       42     121     166      53     145      71      74       53      135
        Transportation and utilities     240        5      29      50      14      48      14      19       15       46
        Information.................     197       12      39      22       7      27       3      24       17       47
        Financial activities........     478       33      54      60      38     124      23      27       34       86
        Professional and business                                                                                      
         services...................     751       35      91     121      25     143      38      73       77      149
        Education and health                                                                                           
          services..................     605       53     100      99      46     134      21      32       27       91
        Leisure and hospitality.....     381       15      86      54      24      63      18      31       35       55
        Other services..............     201       20      17      45       9      43       8      26        7       26
                                                                                                                       
  Government wage and salary workers     345       13      54      30      30      55      12      34       30       88
                                                                                                                       
         Employment status                                                                                             
          in January 2012                                                                                              
                                                                                                                       
Employed............................   3,427      181     436     592     250     644     195     318      253      558
Unemployed..........................   1,631       81     244     269      73     292      67     123       87      394
Not in the labor force..............   1,062       56     171     140      77     233      45      74       83      184

   1 Data refer to persons who had 3 or more years of tenure on a job they had lost or left between January 2009 and
December 2011 because of plant or company closings or moves, insufficient work, or the abolishment of their positions
or shifts.
   2 Total includes a small number of unpaid family workers and persons who did not report industry or class of worker,
not shown separately.
   NOTE: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont compose the New England
Division; New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania compose the Middle Atlantic Division; Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Ohio, and Wisconsin compose the East North Central Division; Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota,
and South Dakota compose the West North Central Division; Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia compose the South Atlantic Division; Alabama, Kentucky,
Mississippi, and Tennessee compose the East South Central Division; Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas compose
the West South Central Division; Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming compose the
Mountain Division; Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington compose the Pacific Division. Dash represents or
rounds to zero.



Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: August 24, 2012
Recommend this page using: