Mass layoffs in April 2012
May 23, 2012
Employers took 1,388 mass layoff actions in April involving 135,600 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment benefits during the month.
Mass layoff events in April increased by 115 from March, and the number of associated initial claims increased by 14,290.
In April, 287 mass layoff events were reported in the manufacturing sector, seasonally adjusted, resulting in 33,243 initial claims.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. For more information, see “Mass Layoffs — April 2012” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-1018. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass layoffs in April 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120523.htm (visited November 23, 2014).
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