September 30, 2010

Mass layoffs in August 2010

Mass layoff events, seasonally adjusted, August 2006–August 2010
Month Mass layoff events

Aug 2006

1,238

Sep 2006

1,154

Oct 2006

1,208

Nov 2006

1,244

Dec 2006

1,227

Jan 2007

1,264

Feb 2007

1,191

Mar 2007

1,225

Apr 2007

1,268

May 2007

1,172

Jun 2007

1,241

Jul 2007

1,274

Aug 2007

1,247

Sep 2007

1,255

Oct 2007

1,370

Nov 2007

1,415

Dec 2007

1,569

Jan 2008

1,481

Feb 2008

1,578

Mar 2008

1,487

Apr 2008

1,327

May 2008

1,604

Jun 2008

1,674

Jul 2008

1,531

Aug 2008

1,845

Sep 2008

2,222

Oct 2008

2,287

Nov 2008

2,489

Dec 2008

2,461

Jan 2009

2,279

Feb 2009

2,737

Mar 2009

2,913

Apr 2009

2,663

May 2009

2,794

Jun 2009

2,598

Jul 2009

2,039

Aug 2009

2,480

Sep 2009

2,326

Oct 2009

2,055

Nov 2009

1,813

Dec 2009

1,726

Jan 2010

1,761

Feb 2010

1,570

Mar 2010

1,628

Apr 2010

1,856

May 2010

1,412

Jun 2010

1,647

Jul 2010

1,609

Aug 2010

1,546

These data featured in the TED article, Mass layoffs in August 2010.