Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2008 and 2009(1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary
IV
2008
III
2009(r)
IV
2009(p)
IV
2008
III
2009(r)
IV
2009(p)
IV
2008
III
2009(r)
IV
2009(p)
Total, private nonfarm                  

Core Processes

2,603 1,566 1,219 2,017 1,222 945 586 344 274
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
284 156 119 21 12 13 263 144 106
Operations
1,965 1,202 939 1,924 1,175 916 41 27 23
Product development
103 52 38 20 4 3 83 48 35
Marketing, sales, and account management
151 69 65 38 18 5 113 51 60
Customer and after-sales service
100 87 58 14 13 8 86 74 50

Support Processes

893 473 366 94 40 27 799 433 339
General management and firm infrastructure
598 310 235 62 30 15 536 280 220
Human resources management
193 89 79 22 4 4 171 85 75
Technology and process development
102 74 52 10 6 8 92 68 44

Business Function not provided (2)

65 27 24 65 27 24 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

1,685 915 731 1,338 735 577 347 180 154
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
189 103 78 7 2 7 182 101 71
Operations
1,323 729 578 1310 725 570 13 4 8
Product development
75 34 32 11 1 - 64 33 32
Marketing, sales, and account management
65 26 27 10 7 - 55 19 27
Customer and after-sales service
33 23 16 - - - 33 23 16

Support Processes

514 261 183 22 8 8 492 253 175
General management and firm infrastructure
335 163 119 19 6 6 316 157 113
Human resources management
105 49 39 - - - 105 49 39
Technology and process development
74 49 25 3 2 2 71 47 23

Business Function not provided (2)

16 11 6 16 11 6 - - -
Service-providing industries                  

Core Processes

918 651 488 679 487 368 239 164 120
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
95 53 41 14 10 6 81 43 35
Operations
642 473 361 614 450 346 28 23 15
Product development
28 18 6 9 3 3 19 15 3
Marketing, sales, and account management
86 43 38 28 11 5 58 32 33
Customer and after-sales service
67 64 42 14 13 8 53 51 34

Support Processes

379 212 183 72 32 19 307 180 164
General management and firm infrastructure
263 147 116 43 24 9 220 123 107
Human resources management
88 40 40 22 4 4 66 36 36
Technology and process development
28 25 27 7 4 6 21 21 21

Business Function not provided (2)

49 16 18 49 16 18 - - -

(1) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(2) The number of events for which respondents were unable or refused to provide a Business Function response. Layoff events where employer contact could not be made or where employers refused to participate in the employer interview are not included.
r = revised.
p = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.