March 30, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Mass layoff events and initial claims down in February 2010

Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, total and manufacturing, January 2007-February 2010, seasonally adjusted
Month Mass layoff events Initial claimants for
unemployment insurance benefits
Total Manufacturing Total Manufacturing

Jan 2007

1,264 404 130,834 55,217

Feb 2007

1,191 374 121,289 54,581

Mar 2007

1,225 386 126,391 48,298

Apr 2007

1,268 362 129,098 43,205

May 2007

1,172 345 118,648 44,391

Jun 2007

1,241 338 131,394 37,931

Jul 2007

1,274 403 130,331 55,973

Aug 2007

1,247 323 126,108 34,902

Sep 2007

1,255 436 123,632 51,814

Oct 2007

1,370 449 137,108 58,360

Nov 2007

1,415 424 148,952 58,543

Dec 2007

1,569 483 155,095 60,368

Jan 2008

1,481 436 151,269 57,147

Feb 2008

1,578 470 162,152 60,276

Mar 2008

1,487 436 151,539 56,919

Apr 2008

1,327 460 133,318 59,377

May 2008

1,604 468 170,619 62,345

Jun 2008

1,674 501 170,329 68,403

Jul 2008

1,531 461 152,447 61,417

Aug 2008

1,845 607 189,798 78,172

Sep 2008

2,222 634 235,755 81,989

Oct 2008

2,287 721 239,768 95,301

Nov 2008

2,489 929 240,181 107,072

Dec 2008

2,461 962 243,505 115,961

Jan 2009

2,279 764 251,807 109,124

Feb 2009

2,737 1,186 289,162 141,264

Mar 2009

2,913 1,202 295,970 146,381

Apr 2009

2,663 1,033 263,162 125,093

May 2009

2,794 1,183 306,788 145,166

Jun 2009

2,598 1,072 260,596 135,844

Jul 2009

2,039 565 196,578 66,918

Aug 2009

2,480 798 238,911 87,201

Sep 2009

2,326 783 221,639 90,440

Oct 2009

2,055 594 205,502 65,801

Nov 2009

1,813 485 163,823 54,858

Dec 2009

1,726 433 153,127 44,072

Jan 2010

1,761 486 182,261 62,556

Feb 2010

1,570 376 155,718 43,100

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