Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2009 and 2010 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary
II
2009(r)
I
2010(r)
II
2010(p)
II
2009(r)
I
2010(r)
II
2010(p)
II
2009(r)
I
2010(r)
II
2010(p)
Total, private nonfarm                  

Core Processes

2,471 1,324 1,025 1,901 1,024 827 570 300 198
Strategic management
(3) 14 11 (3) - - (3) 14 11
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
258 125 76 21 16 12 237 109 64
Operations
1,858 965 778 1,819 935 761 39 30 17
Product development
90 39 30 10 3 1 80 36 29
Marketing, sales, and account management
137 78 56 29 28 22 108 50 34
Customer and after-sales service
128 103 74 22 42 31 106 61 43

Support Processes

876 379 273 59 41 26 817 338 247
General management and firm infrastructure
557 246 188 47 34 22 510 212 166
Human resources management
173 92 55 3 4 3 170 88 52
Technology and process development
146 41 30 9 3 1 137 38 29

Business Function not provided (2)

41 10 8 41 10 8 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

1,527 673 508 1,180 550 430 347 123 78
Strategic management
(3) 4 4 (3) - - (3) 4 4
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
182 69 40 7 4 5 175 65 35
Operations
1,175 544 424 1162 538 421 13 6 3
Product development
64 23 16 3 2 - 61 21 16
Marketing, sales, and account management
55 18 15 6 3 3 49 15 12
Customer and after-sales service
51 15 9 2 3 1 49 12 8

Support Processes

546 166 118 16 7 7 530 159 111
General management and firm infrastructure
330 103 79 11 7 6 319 96 73
Human resources management
112 41 22 1 - - 111 41 22
Technology and process development
104 22 17 4 - 1 100 22 16

Business Function not provided (2)

8 4 1 8 4 1 - - -
Service-providing industries                  

Core Processes

944 651 517 721 474 397 223 177 120
Strategic management
(3) 10 7 (3) - - (3) 10 7
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
76 56 36 14 12 7 62 44 29
Operations
683 421 354 657 397 340 26 24 14
Product development
26 16 14 7 1 1 19 15 13
Marketing, sales, and account management
82 60 41 23 25 19 59 35 22
Customer and after-sales service
77 88 65 20 39 30 57 49 35

Support Processes

330 213 155 43 34 19 287 179 136
General management and firm infrastructure
227 143 109 36 27 16 191 116 93
Human resources management
61 51 33 2 4 3 59 47 30
Technology and process development
42 19 13 5 3 - 37 16 13

Business Function not provided (2)

33 6 7 33 6 7 - - -

Footnotes:
(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.
(3) Identification of data by this business process began with first quarter 2010 data.
(r) = revised.
(p) = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

 

Last Modified Date: August 20, 2010