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

II
2010

I
2011(r)

II
2011(p)

II
2010

I
2011(r)

II
2011(p)

II
2010

I
2011(r)

II
2011(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

1,092 1,079 933 877 807 695 215 272 238

Strategic management

13 20 14 - - - 13 20 14

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

84 93 72 12 9 6 72 84 66

Operations

822 739 664 804 692 625 18 47 39

Product development

31 67 53 1 24 9 30 43 44

Marketing, sales, and account management

58 46 42 21 13 13 37 33 29

Customer and after-sales service

84 114 88 39 69 42 45 45 46

Support Processes

292 256 218 29 27 29 263 229 189

General management and firm infrastructure

203 181 153 24 21 16 179 160 137

Human resources management

59 51 37 4 3 11 55 48 26

Technology and process development

30 24 28 1 3 2 29 21 26

Business Function not provided (2)

9 7 6 9 7 6 - - -
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

529 492 434 447 392 341 82 100 93

Strategic management

5 7 5 - - - 5 7 5

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

44 44 39 6 3 3 38 41 36

Operations

443 378 335 439 365 328 4 13 7

Product development

16 33 29 - 10 2 16 23 27

Marketing, sales, and account management

13 8 10 1 1 - 12 7 10

Customer and after-sales service

8 22 16 1 13 8 7 9 8

Support Processes

124 105 76 8 5 7 116 100 69

General management and firm infrastructure

84 65 51 7 4 6 77 61 45

Human resources management

23 26 7 - - 1 23 26 6

Technology and process development

17 14 18 1 1 - 16 13 18

Business Function not provided (2)

1 4 1 1 4 1 - - -
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

563 587 499 430 415 354 133 172 145

Strategic management

8 13 9 - - - 8 13 9

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

40 49 33 6 6 3 34 43 30

Operations

379 361 329 365 327 297 14 34 32

Product development

15 34 24 1 14 7 14 20 17

Marketing, sales, and account management

45 38 32 20 12 13 25 26 19

Customer and after-sales service

76 92 72 38 56 34 38 36 38

Support Processes

168 151 142 21 22 22 147 129 120

General management and firm infrastructure

119 116 102 17 17 10 102 99 92

Human resources management

36 25 30 4 3 10 32 22 20

Technology and process development

13 10 10 - 2 2 13 8 8

Business Function not provided (2)

8 3 5 8 3 5 - - -

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: August 17, 2011