April 26, 2010
In March, 15 of the 19 major industry sectors in the private economy reported over-the-year decreases in initial claimants for unemployment insurance due to mass layoff events, led by manufacturing (‑85,002, on a not seasonally adjusted basis).
Within manufacturing, the number of claimants in March 2010 was greatest in transportation equipment and food. Of the 21 manufacturing subsectors, 19 experienced over-the-year reductions in initial claims, led by transportation equipment (‑18,884) and machinery (‑5,708).
These data are from the Mass Layoffs Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Mass Layoffs — March 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0492. Each mass layoff event involves at least 50 people from a single employer.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Mass layoff initial claimants for unemployment insurance, March 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100426.htm (visited August 21, 2014).
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