Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2010 and 2011 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary

I
2010

IV
2010(r)

I
2011(p)

I
2010

IV
2010(r)

I
2011(p)

I
2010

IV
2010(r)

I
2011(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

1,324 1,120 1,030 1,024 864 768 300 256 262

Strategic management

14 16 19 - - - 14 16 19

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

125 90 90 16 6 8 109 84 82

Operations

965 823 724 935 805 680 30 18 44

Product development

39 59 65 3 5 24 36 54 41

Marketing, sales, and account management

78 58 43 28 10 12 50 48 31

Customer and after-sales service

103 74 89 42 38 44 61 36 45

Support Processes

379 212 241 41 20 22 338 192 219

General management and firm infrastructure

246 147 169 34 13 16 212 134 153

Human resources management

92 47 49 4 3 3 88 44 46

Technology and process development

41 18 23 3 4 3 38 14 20

Business Function not provided (2)

10 8 7 10 8 7 - - -
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

673 632 474 550 491 379 123 141 95

Strategic management

4 9 7 - - - 4 9 7

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

69 57 42 4 - 3 65 57 39

Operations

544 481 369 538 478 357 6 3 12

Product development

23 37 32 2 2 10 21 35 22

Marketing, sales, and account management

18 23 8 3 1 1 15 22 7

Customer and after-sales service

15 25 16 3 10 8 12 15 8

Support Processes

166 101 102 7 8 4 159 93 98

General management and firm infrastructure

103 70 62 7 5 3 96 65 59

Human resources management

41 20 26 - - - 41 20 26

Technology and process development

22 11 14 - 3 1 22 8 13

Business Function not provided (2)

4 2 3 4 2 3 - - -
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

651 488 556 474 373 389 177 115 167

Strategic management

10 7 12 - - - 10 7 12

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

56 33 48 12 6 5 44 27 43

Operations

421 342 355 397 327 323 24 15 32

Product development

16 22 33 1 3 14 15 19 19

Marketing, sales, and account management

60 35 35 25 9 11 35 26 24

Customer and after-sales service

88 49 73 39 28 36 49 21 37

Support Processes

213 111 139 34 12 18 179 99 121

General management and firm infrastructure

143 77 107 27 8 13 116 69 94

Human resources management

51 27 23 4 3 3 47 24 20

Technology and process development

19 7 9 3 1 2 16 6 7

Business Function not provided (2)

6 6 4 6 6 4 - - -

Footnotes:
(1) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(2) The number of events for which respondents were unable or refused to provide a Business Function response. Layoff events where employer contact could not be made or where employers refused to participate in the employer interview are not included.
(r) = revised.
(p) = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

 

Last Modified Date: June 1, 2011