Spotlight on Statistics

May 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Fashion

Chart Data

Mass Layoffs

Mass layoff events, fashion-related industires, 1996–2011
Year Mass layoff events - apparel Mass layoff events - textile mills Mass layoff events - leather and allied products Layoff events for apparel, textile mills, and leather and allied products (as a percentage of events in total nonfarm)

1996

706 228 106 7.1

1997

625 153 104 5.7

1998

605 245 94 6.0

1999

463 218 83 5.2

2000

424 209 76 4.4

2001

433 352 79 3.9

2002

346 272 48 3.2

2003

295 245 48 3.0

2004

220 169 42 2.6

2005

179 160 41 2.2

2006

128 143 26 2.0

2007

131 146 27 1.9

2008

149 179 22 1.6

2009

201 195 28 1.5

2010

134 109 17 1.3

2011

124 182 17 1.7

Source: Mass Layoff Statistics | Chart

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