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

Production

-119,373

Office and administrative support

-72,532

Transportation and material moving

-40,043

Sales and related

-28,946

Management

-21,740

Installation, maintenance and repair

-19,502

Architecture and engineering

-18,937

Personal care and service

-15,854

Construction and extraction

-10,494

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

-5,902

Protective service

-5,450

Computer and mathematical science

-4,588

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

-2,016

Life, physical, and social science

-973

Community and social services

126

Business and financial operations

229

Legal

629

Education, training, and library

1,077

Healthcare support

1,591

Food preparation and serving related

3,463

Healthcare practitioners and technical

7,920

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