August 10, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Extended mass layoffs, second quarter 2012

Industry distribution, extended mass layoff events, private nonfarm sector, second quarter 2011 and second quarter 2012
Industry Q2 2011 Q2 2012

Total, private nonfarm

1,810 1,476

Manufacturing

263 180

Construction

237 194

Health care and social assistance

225 189

Accommodation and food services

202 146

Administrative and waste services

169 167

Transportation and warehousing

160 155

Professional and technical services

96 80

Retail trade

90 80

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

71 61

Other services, except public administration

75 53

Information

56 56

Finance and insurance

60 24

Wholesale trade

35 30

Educational services

37 27

Real estate and rental and leasing

18 9

Management of companies and enterprises

9 8

Mining

(1) 12

Utilities

(1) (1)

Other

7 5

Footnotes:
(1) Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards

These data are featured in the TED article, Extended mass layoffs, second quarter 2012.