More layoffs in West, more laid off in Midwest in July
August 27, 2002
Among the four regions, the highest number of mass layoff events in July 2002 was in the West at 667. The Midwest was next highest at 574.
In contrast, the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance due to mass layoffs was highest in the Midwest in July 2002, at 89,068. The number of claims was second highest in the West region at 64,961.
This pattern differed slightly from that of July 2001. Then, the Midwest had both the most layoffs—763—and the largest number of layoff-related initial claims for unemployment benefits at 116,117.
These data are products of the Mass Layoff Statistics program. Mass layoffs data for July 2002 are preliminary and subject to revision. For more information, see news release USDL 02-493, Mass Layoffs in July 2002 (PDF) (TXT).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, More layoffs in West, more laid off in Midwest in July on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/aug/wk4/art02.htm (visited October 24, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.