January 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Media and Information

Chart Data

Extended Mass Layoffs in Information

 

Extended mass layoff events and separations, selected media-related industries, 1996–2011
Year Motion picture and sound recording industries Broadcasting, except Internet Telecommunications Data processing, hosting and related services
Layoff events Separations Layoff events Separations Layoff events Separations Layoff events Separations

1996

48 30,585     33 6,612 6 5,118

1997

59 48,687 9 1,356 18 3,237 5 678

1998

75 31,320 9 1,818 28 4,512 11 1,677

1999

35 13,517 3 715 18 3,930 6 1,411

2000

11 3,180     27 4,375 21 4,263

2001

11 2,530 15 1,822 141 30,607 67 11,281

2002

27 12,525 12 2,364 179 32,073 31 3,553

2003

45 28,107 25 4,222 113 21,773 31 5,769

2004

38 10,691 6 1,014 80 17,189 20 3,965

2005

28 8,719 4 326 46 7,604 11 1,788

2006

34 6,511 12 2,902 36 5,119 9 1,959

2007

27 5,359 14 1,675 22 2,638 5 996

2008

27 12,246 16 2,020 65 10,836 9 1,375

2009

48 11,444 28 4,101 96 17,452 15 2,087

2010

82 31,006 14 1,687 63 12,770 5 1,978

2011

170 52,496 19 2,312 38 13,432 12 1,472

Source: Mass Layoff Statistics | Chart

 

 

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