Spotlight on Statistics

February 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: The Recession of 2007–2009

Chart Data

Mass Layoffs

Mass layoffs, January 1996–December 2011, seasonally adjusted
Month Mass layoff events Initial claimants for unemployment benefits

Jan 1996

1,333 130,495

Feb 1996

1,250 131,011

Mar 1996

1,226 151,775

Apr 1996

1,078 115,314

May 1996

1,005 98,129

Jun 1996

1,071 95,156

Jul 1996

1,143 121,576

Aug 1996

1,138 111,018

Sep 1996

1,098 89,262

Oct 1996

1,269 128,505

Nov 1996

1,124 107,614

Dec 1996

1,364 136,382

Jan 1997

1,154 117,136

Feb 1997

985 104,805

Mar 1997

1,233 134,334

Apr 1997

1,353 162,965

May 1997

1,229 123,446

Jun 1997

1,383 137,275

Jul 1997

1,436 153,734

Aug 1997

1,197 129,375

Sep 1997

1,132 118,918

Oct 1997

1,235 130,351

Nov 1997

1,157 109,533

Dec 1997

1,238 118,146

Jan 1998

1,316 143,061

Feb 1998

1,234 129,602

Mar 1998

1,181 124,912

Apr 1998

1,362 145,440

May 1998

1,248 129,030

Jun 1998

1,332 205,228

Jul 1998

1,422 147,574

Aug 1998

1,076 100,917

Sep 1998

1,268 150,904

Oct 1998

1,389 153,632

Nov 1998

1,331 151,957

Dec 1998

1,400 150,760

Jan 1999

1,399 129,104

Feb 1999

1,321 136,296

Mar 1999

1,354 148,022

Apr 1999

1,251 134,118

May 1999

1,278 146,682

Jun 1999

1,217 138,397

Jul 1999

1,136 117,941

Aug 1999

1,188 140,981

Sep 1999

1,355 134,430

Oct 1999

995 115,894

Nov 1999

1,258 138,992

Dec 1999

1,174 119,033

Jan 2000

1,100 126,440

Feb 2000

1,280 151,107

Mar 2000

1,159 126,309

Apr 2000

1,030 115,068

May 2000

1,196 126,525

Jun 2000

1,220 145,766

Jul 2000

1,065 118,649

Aug 2000

1,282 178,789

Sep 2000

1,260 134,153

Oct 2000

938 107,676

Nov 2000

1,643 215,381

Dec 2000

1,691 214,601

Jan 2001

1,288 158,580

Feb 2001

1,912 253,943

Mar 2001

1,761 202,344

Apr 2001

1,622 200,683

May 2001

1,676 206,062

Jun 2001

1,608 195,802

Jul 2001

1,710 201,363

Aug 2001

1,732 207,416

Sep 2001

2,407 277,955

Oct 2001

2,177 242,507

Nov 2001

2,104 218,378

Dec 2001

1,824 200,677

Jan 2002

1,841 224,765

Feb 2002

1,823 207,788

Mar 2002

1,697 187,212

Apr 2002

1,666 183,005

May 2002

1,730 190,129

Jun 2002

1,632 171,213

Jul 2002

1,632 179,407

Aug 2002

1,468 161,431

Sep 2002

1,918 217,299

Oct 2002

1,749 187,851

Nov 2002

1,651 178,739

Dec 2002

1,834 194,852

Jan 2003

1,336 132,819

Feb 2003

1,831 191,434

Mar 2003

1,784 175,384

Apr 2003

1,702 172,252

May 2003

1,744 185,159

Jun 2003

1,726 164,597

Jul 2003

1,661 165,130

Aug 2003

1,546 171,996

Sep 2003

1,571 149,250

Oct 2003

1,525 157,759

Nov 2003

1,370 139,572

Dec 2003

1,395 136,166

Jan 2004

1,414 145,593

Feb 2004

1,257 130,205

Mar 2004

1,362 138,397

Apr 2004

1,349 136,837

May 2004

1,240 116,392

Jun 2004

1,397 139,975

Jul 2004

1,315 135,186

Aug 2004

1,417 127,814

Sep 2004

1,275 124,279

Oct 2004

1,265 129,312

Nov 2004

1,306 129,014

Dec 2004

1,163 114,258

Jan 2005

1,509 161,805

Feb 2005

1,075 111,437

Mar 2005

1,193 129,288

Apr 2005

1,238 135,353

May 2005

1,266 139,915

Jun 2005

1,185 125,919

Jul 2005

1,257 133,036

Aug 2005

1,118 124,738

Sep 2005

2,241 299,151

Oct 2005

1,113 111,868

Nov 2005

1,176 115,215

Dec 2005

1,272 135,737

Jan 2006

1,086 111,484

Feb 2006

935 100,482

Mar 2006

1,044 115,705

Apr 2006

1,162 122,174

May 2006

1,106 114,200

Jun 2006

1,128 122,783

Jul 2006

1,181 122,246

Aug 2006

1,231 131,837

Sep 2006

1,140 121,613

Oct 2006

1,184 121,126

Nov 2006

1,223 132,407

Dec 2006

1,196 132,153

Jan 2007

1,236 129,105

Feb 2007

1,272 131,822

Mar 2007

1,203 124,120

Apr 2007

1,239 126,856

May 2007

1,144 112,391

Jun 2007

1,198 127,343

Jul 2007

1,299 135,184

Aug 2007

1,208 123,551

Sep 2007

1,224 121,211

Oct 2007

1,331 134,995

Nov 2007

1,395 149,871

Dec 2007

1,546 154,450

Jan 2008

1,439 146,850

Feb 2008

1,724 179,955

Mar 2008

1,515 151,628

Apr 2008

1,290 128,643

May 2008

1,567 160,475

Jun 2008

1,612 163,425

Jul 2008

1,589 163,572

Aug 2008

1,763 181,853

Sep 2008

2,159 229,180

Oct 2008

2,201 226,853

Nov 2008

2,406 239,239

Dec 2008

2,437 244,889

Jan 2009

2,254 235,371

Feb 2009

3,059 326,392

Mar 2009

2,999 299,322

Apr 2009

2,566 249,129

May 2009

2,710 284,468

Jun 2009

2,466 247,597

Jul 2009

2,186 222,941

Aug 2009

2,340 216,047

Sep 2009

2,261 214,018

Oct 2009

1,969 195,752

Nov 2009

1,757 164,454

Dec 2009

1,719 155,056

Jan 2010

1,707 168,044

Feb 2010

1,631 156,292

Mar 2010

1,676 149,816

Apr 2010

1,637 154,558

May 2010

1,608 150,996

Jun 2010

1,695 151,435

Jul 2010

1,519 138,091

Aug 2010

1,588 159,329

Sep 2010

1,510 133,576

Oct 2010

1,654 149,589

Nov 2010

1,592 161,145

Dec 2010

1,477 135,849

Jan 2011

1,536 148,952

Feb 2011

1,434 131,569

Mar 2011

1,275 115,391

Apr 2011

1,548 145,836

May 2011

1,600 144,412

Jun 2011

1,513 143,384

Jul 2011

1,562 145,078

Aug 2011

1,551 164,275

Sep 2011

1,447 147,353

Oct 2011

1,335 118,924

Nov 2011

1,332 131,627

Dec 2011

1,384 145,648

Source: Mass Layoff Statistics | Chart

Audio

Listen (mp3) (text)


Spotlight Tools

PDF Version: The Recession of 2007–2009


Feedback

Please send us your feedback and comments about this article.


Back

Back to Feature

Recommend this page using: