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Work Stoppages: Overview

The Work Stoppages program provides monthly and annual data on major work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers and lasting one full shift or longer. Available data on major work stoppages include the organization(s) and union(s) involved in the work stoppage along with the location, the industry of establishment(s) involved, the number of workers, the number of lost workdays, and the days of idleness.

Quick Facts: Work Stoppages
Subject areas Work stoppages
Key measures Work stoppages
How the data are obtained Estimated from multiple data sources
Classification system Industry
Periodicity of data availability Annual, Monthly
Geographic detail National
Scope Private sector, State and local government
Key products

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Last Modified Date: January 23, 2019