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

Core Processes

1,061 1,100 711 827 867 541 234 233 170
Strategic management
10 17 14 - - 2 10 17 12
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
75 59 42 11 8 3 64 51 39
Operations
809 839 528 768 798 489 41 41 39
Product development
59 48 45 12 11 16 47 37 29
Marketing, sales, and account management
48 44 26 13 8 10 35 36 16
Customer and after-sales service
60 93 56 23 42 21 37 51 35

Support Processes

232 231 155 28 24 19 204 207 136
General management and firm infrastructure
159 154 99 11 17 15 148 137 84
Human resources management
50 52 36 15 5 2 35 47 34
Technology and process development
23 25 20 2 2 2 21 23 18

Business Function not provided (2)

8 7 2 8 7 2 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

452 416 323 348 335 249 104 81 74
Strategic management
7 5 6 - - - 7 5 6
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
42 31 25 1 3 - 41 28 25
Operations
337 329 244 328 321 232 9 8 12
Product development
30 26 26 8 5 11 22 21 15
Marketing, sales, and account management
21 12 8 4 2 3 17 10 5
Customer and after-sales service
15 13 14 7 4 3 8 9 11

Support Processes

82 80 68 2 4 8 80 76 60
General management and firm infrastructure
60 54 46 2 4 6 58 50 40
Human resources management
13 12 14 - - - 13 12 14
Technology and process development
9 14 8 - - 2 9 14 6

Business Function not provided (2)

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

Core Processes

609 681 388 479 529 292 130 152 96
Strategic management
3 12 8 - - 2 3 12 6
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
33 28 17 10 5 3 23 23 14
Operations
472 507 284 440 474 257 32 33 27
Product development
29 22 19 4 6 5 25 16 14
Marketing, sales, and account management
27 32 18 9 6 7 18 26 11
Customer and after-sales service
45 80 42 16 38 18 29 42 24

Support Processes

150 151 87 26 20 11 124 131 76
General management and firm infrastructure
99 100 53 9 13 9 90 87 44
Human resources management
37 40 22 15 5 2 22 35 20
Technology and process development
14 11 12 2 2 - 12 9 12

Business Function not provided (2)

7 7 2 7 7 2 - - -

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.