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Mass layoffs in January 2013

February 27, 2013

Employers took 1,528 mass layoff actions involving 144,517 workers in January 2013, not seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month. In January 2012, employers took 1,705 mass layoff actions, involving 141,703 workers.

State distribution: Initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted

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Among the census regions, the South had the largest number of initial claims due to mass layoffs in January. Three of the 4 regions experienced over-the-year increases in average weekly initial claims, with the largest increase occurring in the South.

Among the states, California had the highest number of mass layoff initial claims in January, followed by North Carolina, Alabama, and New York. Twenty-five states experienced over-the-year increases in average weekly initial claims, led by California and North Carolina.

These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. For more information, see "Mass Layoffs — January 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0286. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer.

State distribution: Initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted
 January 2013January 2012

Alabama

8,4346,489

Alaska

1731

Arizona

5851

Arkansas

1,9631,389

California

29,08823,787

Colorado

1,787556

Connecticut

771547

Delaware

11

District of Columbia

259263

Florida

3,7846,044

Georgia

6,6164,097

Hawaii

453316

Idaho

670445

Illinois

6,2514,823

Indiana

2,1383,594

Iowa

2,0451,271

Kansas

622815

Kentucky

1,7382,847

Louisiana

545518

Maine

899658

Maryland

1,539624

Massachusetts

5871,821

Michigan

3,7273,962

Minnesota

1,0391,591

Mississippi

434737

Missouri

4,0372,860

Montana

543503

Nebraska

11

Nevada

9501,323

New Hampshire

0504

New Jersey

2,9334,273

New Mexico

0299

New York

8,00017,607

North Carolina

11,9997,468

North Dakota

11

Ohio

6,4605,630

Oklahoma

241443

Oregon

2,8801,699

Pennsylvania

7,2658,912

Puerto Rico

1,3831,205

Rhode Island

1318

South Carolina

6,7393,475

South Dakota

00

Tennessee

9341,820

Texas

3,6113,981

Utah

526514

Vermont

1220

Virginia

3,5833,362

Washington

1,1671,446

West Virginia

11

Wisconsin

4,9946,014

Wyoming

11
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SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass layoffs in January 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130227.htm (visited November 24, 2014).

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