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Layoffs in November

December 26, 2007

In November 2007, employers took 1,300 mass layoff actions, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month.

Mass layoff events, seasonally adjusted, November 2006-November 2007
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Each action involved at least 50 persons from a single employer; the number of workers involved totaled 136,924, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The number of mass layoff events in November decreased by 20 from the prior month, while the number of associated initial claims rose by 5,144.

Over the month, 402 mass layoff events were reported in the manufacturing sector, seasonally adjusted, resulting in 55,926 initial claims. Compared with October, mass layoff activity in manufacturing decreased by 22 events, and initial claims decreased by 367.

These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. To learn more, see "Mass Layoffs in November 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1924.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Layoffs in November on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/dec/wk4/art01.htm (visited October 30, 2014).

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