Mass layoffs in January 2013
February 27, 2013
Employers took 1,528 mass layoff actions involving 144,517 workers in January 2013, not seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month. In January 2012, employers took 1,705 mass layoff actions, involving 141,703 workers.
State distribution: Initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted
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Among the census regions, the South had the largest number of initial claims due to mass layoffs in January. Three of the 4 regions experienced over-the-year increases in average weekly initial claims, with the largest increase occurring in the South.
Among the states, California had the highest number of mass layoff initial claims in January, followed by North Carolina, Alabama, and New York. Twenty-five states experienced over-the-year increases in average weekly initial claims, led by California and North Carolina.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. For more information, see "Mass Layoffs — January 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0286. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Mass layoffs in January 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130227.htm (visited May 18, 2013).
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