May 16, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Extended mass layoffs, first quarter 2011

Extended mass layoff separations, private nonfarm sector, selected industries, first quarter, 2010 and 2011
Industry First quarter, 2010 First quarter, 2011 (p)

Manufacturing

60,855 37,249

Retail trade

53,090 25,074

Administrative and waste services

48,962 30,949

Construction

50,278 34,077

Accommodation and food services

16,929 10,309

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Extended mass layoffs, first quarter 2011.