May 14, 2010

Record decreases in extended mass layoffs, 2009 Q1

Extended mass layoff events and separations, first quarter 2005–first quarter 2010
Quarter Layoff events Separations

2005 I

1,142 186,506

2005 II

1,203 246,099

2005 III

1,136 201,878

2005 IV

1,400 250,178

2006 I

963 183,089

2006 II

1,353 295,964

2006 III

929 160,254

2006 IV

1,640 296,662

2007 I

1,110 225,600

2007 II

1,421 278,719

2007 III

1,018 160,024

2007 IV

1,814 301,592

2008 I

1,340 230,098

2008 II

1,756 354,713

2008 III

1,581 290,453

2008 IV

3,582 641,714

2009 I

3,979 705,141

2009 II

3,395 651,318

2009 III

2,034 345,529

2009 IV

2,419 406,815

2010 I (p)

1,564 221,150

Footnotes:
(p) Preliminary

These data featured in the TED article, Record decreases in extended mass layoffs, 2009 Q1.

Extended mass layoff events, selected industries, first quarter 2009 and first quarter 2010
Industry Mass layoff events
First quarter of 2009 First quarter of 2010

Manufacturing

1597 380

Retail trade

382 152

Administrative & waste services

327 166

Transportation & warehousing

157 83

Finance & insurance

175 54

Professional & technical services

154 53

Wholesale trade

131 41

Information

98 44

Mining

82 16

Real estate & rental and leasing

39 9

Other services, except public administration

29 13

Management of companies & enterprises

21 10

Note:
Data for the most recent quarter are preliminary.

These data featured in the TED article, Record decreases in extended mass layoffs, 2009 Q1.

 

 

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