Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2011 and 2012 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary
II
2011
I
2011(r)
II
2012(p)
I
2011
IV
2011(r)
I
2012(p)
I
2011
IV
2011(r)
I
2012(p)
Total, private nonfarm                  

Core Processes

996 1,005 865 745 736 651 251 269 214
Strategic management
15 23 14 - - - 15 23 14
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
75 78 51 6 6 7 69 72 44
Operations
705 707 627 663 666 581 42 41 46
Product development
57 64 49 11 14 14 46 50 35
Marketing, sales, and account management
43 55 35 11 18 6 32 37 29
Customer and after-sales service
101 78 89 54 32 43 47 46 46

Support Processes

227 217 197 32 22 23 195 195 174
General management and firm infrastructure
161 150 129 19 12 16 142 138 113
Human resources management
36 40 45 11 6 6 25 34 39
Technology and process development
30 27 23 2 4 1 28 23 22

Business Function not provided (2)

7 7 3 7 7 3 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

453 441 359 360 315 287 93 126 72
Strategic management
5 12 5 - - - 5 12 5
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
39 45 28 2 2 3 37 43 25
Operations
353 314 281 345 305 272 8 9 9
Product development
30 39 24 3 7 6 27 32 18
Marketing, sales, and account management
9 18 9 - - 2 9 18 7
Customer and after-sales service
17 13 12 10 1 4 7 12 8

Support Processes

81 82 66 7 4 4 74 78 62
General management and firm infrastructure
57 55 45 6 1 4 51 54 41
Human resources management
7 13 8 1 1 - 6 12 8
Technology and process development
17 14 13 - 2 - 17 12 13

Business Function not provided (2)

2 1 - 2 1 - - - -
Service-providing industries                  

Core Processes

543 562 504 385 419 362 158 143 142
Strategic management
10 11 9 - - - 10 11 9
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
36 33 23 4 4 4 32 29 19
Operations
352 392 344 318 360 307 34 32 37
Product development
27 25 25 8 7 8 19 18 17
Marketing, sales, and account management
34 36 26 11 17 4 23 19 22
Customer and after-sales service
84 65 77 44 31 39 40 34 38

Support Processes

146 135 131 25 18 19 121 117 112
General management and firm infrastructure
104 95 84 13 11 12 91 84 72
Human resources management
29 27 37 10 5 6 19 22 31
Technology and process development
13 13 10 2 2 1 11 11 9

Business Function not provided (2)

5 6 3 5 6 3 - - -

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.
(p) = preliminary.
(r) = revised.

NOTE: Dash represents zero. Data may not add to total private nonfarm because of industry nonreporting.