July 28, 2010
In June, 18 of the 21 manufacturing subsectors experienced over-the-year decreases in initial claims, led by transportation equipment (‑20,391, on a not seasonally adjusted basis) and machinery (‑12,315).
Within manufacturing, the number of claimants in June 2010 was greatest in the transportation equipment and food subsectors.
The manufacturing sector accounted for 12 percent of all initial claims filed in June; the lowest proportion in program history. In June 2009, manufacturing made up 33 percent of initial claims.
These data are from the Mass Layoffs Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Mass Layoffs—June 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0995. 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 in manufacturing, June 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100728.htm (visited March 15, 2014).
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