June 21, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Mass layoffs in May 2012

Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, March 2009–March 2012, seasonally adjusted
Month Mass layoff events Initial claimants for unemployment insurance benefits

May 2009

2,710 284,468

Jun 2009

2,466 247,597

Jul 2009

2,186 222,941

Aug 2009

2,340 216,047

Sep 2009

2,261 214,018

Oct 2009

1,969 195,752

Nov 2009

1,757 164,454

Dec 2009

1,719 155,056

Jan 2010

1,707 168,044

Feb 2010

1,631 156,292

Mar 2010

1,676 149,816

Apr 2010

1,637 154,558

May 2010

1,608 150,996

Jun 2010

1,695 151,435

Jul 2010

1,519 138,091

Aug 2010

1,588 159,329

Sep 2010

1,510 133,576

Oct 2010

1,654 149,589

Nov 2010

1,592 161,145

Dec 2010

1,477 135,849

Jan 2011

1,536 148,952

Feb 2011

1,434 131,569

Mar 2011

1,275 115,391

Apr 2011

1,548 145,836

May 2011

1,600 144,412

Jun 2011

1,513 143,384

Jul 2011

1,562 145,078

Aug 2011

1,551 164,275

Sep 2011

1,447 147,353

Oct 2011

1,335 118,924

Nov 2011

1,332 131,627

Dec 2011

1,384 145,648

Jan 2012

1,434 129,920

Feb 2012

1,293 119,463

Mar 2012

1,273 121,310

Apr 2012

1,388 135,600

May 2012

1,380 130,191

These data are featured in the TED article, Mass Layoffs in May 2012.

 

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