March 24, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Mass layoffs in February 2011

Mass layoff events, seasonally adjusted, February 2008–February 2011
Month Mass layoff events

Feb 2008

1,604

Mar 2008

1,500

Apr 2008

1,292

May 2008

1,582

Jun 2008

1,631

Jul 2008

1,581

Aug 2008

1,791

Sep 2008

2,192

Oct 2008

2,221

Nov 2008

2,415

Dec 2008

2,443

Jan 2009

2,272

Feb 2009

2,801

Mar 2009

2,950

Apr 2009

2,579

May 2009

2,758

Jun 2009

2,506

Jul 2009

2,192

Aug 2009

2,419

Sep 2009

2,305

Oct 2009

1,975

Nov 2009

1,754

Dec 2009

1,725

Jan 2010

1,716

Feb 2010

1,492

Mar 2010

1,635

Apr 2010

1,675

May 2010

1,665

Jun 2010

1,729

Jul 2010

1,528

Aug 2010

1,658

Sep 2010

1,541

Oct 2010

1,649

Nov 2010

1,579

Dec 2010

1,483

Jan 2011

1,534

Feb 2011

1,421

These data are featured in the TED article, Mass layoffs in February 2011.

 

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