Mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, private nonfarm, 1996 to 2013, not seasonally adjusted
Year/QuarterMass layoffsExtended mass layoffs lasting more than 30 daysRealization rates(1)
EventsInitial
claimants
EventsInitial
claimants
EventsInitial
claimants
1996


12,6141,320,8444,760805,81037.761.0
1997


12,8691,381,6694,671879,83136.363.7
1998


13,5621,583,8174,8591,056,46235.866.7
1999


12,4791,382,3594,556796,91736.557.6
2000


13,5251,645,5324,591846,26733.951.4
2001


19,4492,346,5847,3751,457,51237.962.1
2002


18,2122,069,7136,3371,218,14334.858.9
2003


16,8211,721,9856,1811,200,81136.769.7
2004


14,2071,464,1645,010903,07935.361.7
2005


14,8231,640,8784,881834,53332.950.9
2006


12,5871,371,9954,885951,15538.869.3
2007


14,0461,485,9735,363978,71238.265.9
2008


19,4321,995,0278,2591,670,04242.583.7

2009

First Quarter


7,913807,4453,979835,55150.3103.5
Second Quarter


7,008733,4313,395731,04948.499.7
Third Quarter


5,251528,9232,034406,82338.776.9
Fourth Quarter


5,523527,2892,416468,57743.788.9

2010

First Quarter


4,884466,6101,870368,66438.379.0
Second Quarter


4,222419,7292,008396,44147.694.5
Third Quarter


3,435323,2561,370260,07739.980.5
Fourth Quarter


4,613443,3371,999390,58443.388.1

2011

First Quarter


4,135388,4971,490258,22036.066.5
Second Quarter


4,084407,8301,810342,53044.384.0
Third Quarter


3,729374,5371,393291,06637.477.7
Fourth Quarter


4,453449,1381,903403,45742.789.8

2012

First Quarter


3,447312,7841,294291,17437.593.1
Second Quarter


3,859391,4651,959(r)383,49250.898.0
Third Quarter


3,062308,2481,124(r)228,81836.7(r)74.2
Fourth Quarter


4,868502,966(2)(r)2,123(2)(r)432,792(r)43.6(r)86.0

2013

First Quarter


3318316561(2)(p)914(2)(p)133294(2)(p)27.5(2)(p)42.1
(1) The event realization rate is the percentage of all private nonfarm mass layoff events lasting more than 30 days. The initial claimant realization rate is the percentage of all private nonfarm mass layoff initial claimants associated with layoffs lasting more than 30 days.
(2) These quarterly numbers are provisional and will be revised as more data on these layoffs become available. Experience suggests that the number of extended mass layoff events is generally revised upwards by less than 10 percent and the number of initial claimants associated with such events increases by 25-40 percent.
(p) = preliminary.
(r) = revised.


Last Modified Date: May 13, 2013