September 30, 2010
Employers took 1,546 mass layoff actions in August that resulted in the separation of 150,192 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month.
The number of mass layoff events in August decreased by 63 from the prior month, while the number of associated initial claims increased by 6,489.
In August, 403 mass layoff events were reported in the manufacturing sector, seasonally adjusted, resulting in 46,540 claims.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. To learn more, see "Mass Layoffs — August 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1317. Each mass layoff action involved at least 50 persons from a single employer.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Mass layoffs in August 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100930.htm (visited July 30, 2014).
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