Table 2. Business processes involved in extended mass layoff events, by reason for layoff, third quarters 2010 and 2011 (1)
Reason Extended mass layoff events Total business process Core processes Support processes
Strat. Mgmt. Procurement, logistics, distribution Ops. Product development Marketing, sales, account management Customer and after-sales service General managment and firm infra-structure Human resource management Technology and process development
Third quarter 2011(p)                      

Total business process

1,226 1,547 7 95 999 70 43 70 159 84 20
Business demand
573 746 4 34 545 36 16 22 53 26 10
Contract cancellation
34 66 1 7 30 3 2 3 12 5 3
Contract
completion
378 422 - 5 367 12 3 6 11 15 3
Domestic competition
(2) 3 - - 2 - - - 1 - -
Excess inventory/
saturated market
(2) 7 - 1 4 - - 1 1 - -
Import
competition
- - - - - - - - - - -
Slack work/
insufficient
demand/non-seasonal business slowdown
155 248 3 21 142 21 11 12 28 6 4
Organizational changes
65 122 1 6 58 5 4 7 33 4 4
Business-
ownership
change
18 28 1 1 14 3 - 1 8 - -
Reorgan-
ization
or
restructuring
of company
47 94 - 5 44 2 4 6 25 4 4
Financial issues
87 209 2 26 80 14 10 17 41 14 5
Bankruptcy
16 32 - 5 13 1 - 5 6 2 -
Cost control/cost cutting/
increase
profitability
41 112 1 14 38 9 9 7 22 8 4
Financial difficulty
30 65 1 7 29 4 1 5 13 4 1
Production
specific
17 26 - 2 16 1 2 1 4 - -
Disaster/Safety
8 17 - 1 8 1 3 - 4 - -
Seasonal
282 391 - 24 271 13 6 20 19 38 -
Other/
Miscellaneous
194 36 - 2 21 - 2 3 5 2 1
Third quarter 2010                      

Total business process

1,370 1,564 11 109 986 48 52 112 180 46 20
Business demand
487 665 5 41 442 24 15 45 62 23 8
Contract cancellation
32 47 - 3 31 2 - 1 8 2 -
Contract
completion
241 286 1 10 222 5 5 19 13 7 4
Domestic competition
- - - - - - - - - - -
Excess inventory/
saturated market
(2) 4 - - 3 - - - 1 - -
Import
competition
(2) 5 - 2 2 1 - - - - -
Slack work/
insufficient
demand/non-seasonal business slowdown
209 323 4 26 184 16 10 25 40 14 4
Organizational changes
83 172 3 15 65 10 9 17 38 9 6
Business-
ownership
change
17 39 1 4 13 2 3 3 9 3 1
Reorgan-
ization
or
restructuring
of company
66 133 2 11 52 8 6 14 29 6 5
Financial issues
110 231 3 24 97 5 17 22 46 11 6
Bankruptcy
14 32 2 4 12 1 1 3 6 2 1
Cost control/cost cutting/
increase
profitability
63 143 1 15 56 3 13 13 30 7 5
Financial difficulty
33 56 - 5 29 1 3 6 10 2 -
Production
specific
(2) 32 - 4 14 3 2 3 4 2 -
Disaster/Safety
(2) 1 - - 1 - - - - - -
Seasonal
372 437 - 25 355 6 8 17 25 1 -
Other/
Miscellaneous
300 26 - - 12 - 1 8 5 - -

Footnotes:
(1) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(2) Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
(p) = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

 

Last Modified Date: November 15, 2011