October 24, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Mass layoffs in September 2012

State distribution: Initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted
State September 2011 September 2012

Alabama

1,419 1,396

Alaska

532 (1)

Arizona

678 207

Arkansas

825 598

California

33,690 16,581

Colorado

680 307

Connecticut

242 200

Delaware

(1) 0

District of Columbia

(1) 0

Florida

4,538 3,549

Georgia

3,256 1,477

Hawaii

(1) 296

Idaho

365 (1)

Illinois

5,092 2,481

Indiana

2,179 1,317

Iowa

741 919

Kansas

334 798

Kentucky

2,202 1,556

Louisiana

1,554 2,039

Maine

194 0

Maryland

617 919

Massachusetts

617 418

Michigan

2,186 1,808

Minnesota

419 507

Mississippi

521 910

Missouri

1,520 1,908

Montana

228 (1)

Nebraska

578 (1)

Nevada

1,274 574

New Hampshire

(1) 0

New Jersey

3,922 2,156

New Mexico

(1) (1)

New York

7,664 4,140

North Carolina

5,449 3,622

North Dakota

0 (1)

Ohio

4,985 2,532

Oklahoma

372 (1)

Oregon

1,178 632

Pennsylvania

12,300 5,026

Puerto Rico

2,823 446

Rhode Island

0 170

South Carolina

1,944 758

South Dakota

0 (1)

Tennessee

846 (1)

Texas

4,470 3,485

Utah

329 (1)

Vermont

537 0

Virginia

569 2,615

Washington

1,006 1,082

West Virginia

(1) 0

Wisconsin

3,851 1,742

Wyoming

0 0

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

These data are featured in the TED article, Mass layoffs in September 2012.

 

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