July 7, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Extended mass layoffs and occupational employment, 1999–2008

Net change in employment after extended mass layoff, by occupational group, 1999-2008
Occupational group Net change



Office and administrative support


Transportation and material moving


Sales and related




Installation, maintenance and repair


Architecture and engineering


Personal care and service


Construction and extraction


Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media


Protective service


Computer and mathematical science


Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance


Life, physical, and social science


Community and social services


Business and financial operations




Education, training, and library


Healthcare support


Food preparation and serving related


Healthcare practitioners and technical


These data are featured in the TED article, Extended mass layoffs and occupational employment, 1999-2008.




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