August 25, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

July mass layoff events and initial claims about the same as June

Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, July 2008–July 2011, seasonally adjusted
Month Mass layoff events Initial claimants for unemployment insurance benefits

Jul 2008

1,581 164,497

Aug 2008

1,791 181,107

Sep 2008

2,192 233,034

Oct 2008

2,221 229,254

Nov 2008

2,415 228,107

Dec 2008

2,443 245,661

Jan 2009

2,272 238,717

Feb 2009

2,801 315,507

Mar 2009

2,950 295,543

Apr 2009

2,579 251,032

May 2009

2,758 288,319

Jun 2009

2,506 250,275

Jul 2009

2,192 223,697

Aug 2009

2,419 220,262

Sep 2009

2,305 219,924

Oct 2009

1,975 195,347

Nov 2009

1,754 154,223

Dec 2009

1,725 156,274

Jan 2010

1,716 171,633

Feb 2010

1,492 149,369

Mar 2010

1,635 146,901

Apr 2010

1,675 159,358

May 2010

1,665 155,352

Jun 2010

1,729 153,937

Jul 2010

1,528 138,581

Aug 2010

1,658 163,325

Sep 2010

1,541 137,941

Oct 2010

1,649 147,204

Nov 2010

1,579 148,800

Dec 2010

1,483 137,992

Jan 2011

1,534 149,799

Feb 2011

1,421 130,818

Mar 2011

1,286 118,523

Apr 2011

1,564 143,927

May 2011

1,599 143,540

Jun 2011

1,532 143,444

Jul 2011

1,579 145,000

These data are featured in the TED article, July mass layoff events and initial claims about the same as June.

 

 

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