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Table 1. Industry distribution: Extended mass layoff events and separations associated with the movement of work, first quarter 2004


Table 1. Industry distribution:  Extended mass layoff events and separations associated
with the movement of work, first quarter 2004

                                                     Layoff events           Separations  
                                          
                   Industry                                  Associated	            Associated
                                                    Total     with the	   Total     with the
                                                             movement of 	    movement of
                                                                work	               work

          Total, private nonfarm .................  1,204        108      239,361     16,021
   
   Mining ........................................     14          -        1,421          -
   Utilities .....................................      5      ( 1 )          557      ( 1 )
   Construction ..................................    229          -       24,549          -
   Manufacturing .................................    386         73       57,616     10,438                  
       Food ......................................     70          7       11,005      1,308         
       Beverage and tobacco products .............     10      ( 1 )        1,694      ( 1 )
       Textile mills .............................     14          3        2,022        554
       Textile product mills .....................      7      ( 1 )        1,045      ( 1 )
       Apparel ...................................     16          5        2,251      1,189
       Leather and allied products ...............      4      ( 1 )          653      ( 1 )
       Wood products .............................     14      ( 1 )        1,661      ( 1 )
       Paper .....................................     11          4        1,599        227
       Printing and related support activities ...     13          3        1,732        122
       Petroleum and coal products ...............      5          -          392          -

       Chemicals .................................     14          4        2,055        634
       Plastics and rubber products ..............     18          5        2,452        857
       Nonmetallic mineral products ..............     21          -        2,686          -
       Primary metal .............................     13          -        2,215          -
       Fabricated metal products .................     20          3        2,158        340
       Machinery .................................     20          6        2,135        870
       Computer and electronic products ..........     32          7        3,912        785
       Electrical equipment and appliance ........     13          6        2,312      1,027
       Transportation equipment ..................     39          7        8,874        985
       Furniture and related products ............     19          4        2,965        497
       Miscellaneous manufacturing ...............     13          4        1,798        470

   Wholesale trade ...............................     28          4        3,579        915
   Retail trade ..................................    132          4       86,884        362
   Transportation and warehousing ................     34          4        6,189      1,075
   Information ...................................     44          7        7,837      1,449
   Finance and insurance .........................     46          5        7,207        637
   Real estate and rental and leasing ............  ( 1 )          -        ( 1 )          -
   Professional and technical services ...........     31      ( 1 )        3,363      ( 1 )
   Management of companies and enterprises .......      5      ( 1 )          492      ( 1 )
   Administrative and waste services .............    131          4       21,067        597
   Educational services ..........................  ( 1 )          -        ( 1 )          -
   Health care and social assistance .............     29      ( 1 )        4,175      ( 1 )
   Arts, entertainment, and recreation ...........     14          -        1,238          -
   Accommodation and food services ...............     53          -        9,110          -
   Other services, except public administration ..     15      ( 1 )        2,955      ( 1 )

 Unknown..........................................      2          -          229          - 
    
    1 Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
    NOTE: Dash represents zero.  All data in this table are preliminary.

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Last Modified Date: June 10, 2004
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