March 03, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Mass layoff events and initial claims up in January 2010

Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, January 2007–January 2010, seasonally adjusted
Month Mass layoff events Initial claimants
for unemployment
insurance benefits

Jan 2007

1,264 130,834

Feb 2007

1,191 121,289

Mar 2007

1,225 126,391

Apr 2007

1,268 129,098

May 2007

1,172 118,648

Jun 2007

1,241 131,394

Jul 2007

1,274 130,331

Aug 2007

1,247 126,108

Sep 2007

1,255 123,632

Oct 2007

1,370 137,108

Nov 2007

1,415 148,952

Dec 2007

1,569 155,095

Jan 2008

1,481 151,269

Feb 2008

1,578 162,152

Mar 2008

1,487 151,539

Apr 2008

1,327 133,318

May 2008

1,604 170,619

Jun 2008

1,674 170,329

Jul 2008

1,531 152,447

Aug 2008

1,845 189,798

Sep 2008

2,222 235,755

Oct 2008

2,287 239,768

Nov 2008

2,489 240,181

Dec 2008

2,461 243,505

Jan 2009

2,279 251,807

Feb 2009

2,737 289,162

Mar 2009

2,913 295,970

Apr 2009

2,663 263,162

May 2009

2,794 306,788

Jun 2009

2,598 260,596

Jul 2009

2,039 196,578

Aug 2009

2,480 238,911

Sep 2009

2,326 221,639

Oct 2009

2,055 205,502

Nov 2009

1,813 163,823

Dec 2009

1,726 153,127

Jan 2010

1,761 182,261

These data featured in the TED article, Mass layoff events and initial claims up in January 2010.

 

 

 

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