Industry Base

Indicates the industry classification system to be used.

Industry data from 1995 forward (NAICS) - The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) focuses on how products and services are created. It uses a conceptual framework to group establishments into industries according to similarity in the processes used to produce goods or services. Only NAICS-based industry data are available from January 2002 forward.

Industry Data from 1995 to 2001 (SIC) - The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system focuses on what is produced. It was developed for use in the classification of establishments by the type of activity in which they are primarily engaged. SIC-based industry data are not available after 2001.

Data Series

Mass Layoffs - situations that involve establishments which have at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) filed against them during a consecutive 5-week period.

Extended Mass Layoffs - situations that involve establishments which have at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) filed against them during a consecutive 5-week period and where at least 50 workers were separated from their jobs for more than 30 days.

States and/or Regions and Divisions

Indicates State, census Region and census Division.

Industry Reason Demographics

Indicates some level of industry detail according to the classification system selected; reasons for the layoff; and selected demographic characteristics of the initial claimants (women, blacks, Hispanic origin, and age 55 and over).

Data Element

Indicates layoff events, separations and total initial claimants.

Layoff events - The number of mass layoff and/or extended mass layoff actions.

Separations - The total number of persons separated in extended mass layoff events.

Total initial claimants - The total number of initial claimants associated with the mass layoffs and/or extended mass layoffs. "Initial claimant" is a term used to define the person who files an initial notice of unemployment with the State Unemployment Insurance agency for either for a determination of entitlement to and eligibility for compensation, or for a subsequent period of unemployment within a benefit year or period of eligibility.

Layoff data

Indicates how data are grouped: by industry, by reason for layoff, or by demographics of layoff.

Industry data from 1995 forward (NAICS) - The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) focuses on how products and services are created. It uses a conceptual framework to group establishments into industries according to similarity in the processes used to produce goods or services. Only NAICS-based industry data are available from January 2002 forward.

Reason for layoff - The reasons why the extended mass layoffs occurred.

Demographics of layoff - Selected demographic characteristics of the initial claimants (women, blacks, Hispanic origin, and age 55 and over).

Industry Data from 1995 to 2001 (SIC) - The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system focuses on what is produced. It was developed for use in the classification of establishments by the type of activity in which they are primarily engaged. SIC-based industry data are not available after 2001.

 

Last Modified Date: March 6, 2003