Mass layoffs in April 2007
May 24, 2007
Among the four census regions, the highest number of initial claims in April due to mass layoffs was in the West with 42,381.
Motion picture and sound recording, administrative and support services, and agriculture and forestry support activities together accounted for 42 percent of all mass layoff initial claims in the West during the month.
The Northeast had the second largest number of initial claims among the regions with 35,637, followed by the South with 26,211, and the Midwest with 23,045.
The number of initial claimants in mass layoffs increased over the year in three of the four regions—the West (+8,814), the South (+7,928), and the Northeast (+1,022). The Midwest region experienced the only decrease (-11,499), primarily due to fewer initial claimants in transportation equipment manufacturing.
These data are from the BLS Mass Layoff Statistics program. Learn more about mass layoff actions and workers filing for unemployment insurance benefits in "Mass Layoffs in April 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0757. Initial claimants are persons who file any notice of unemployment to initiate a request for compensation. Mass layoff events involve at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits filed against a single establishment.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass layoffs in April 2007 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/may/wk3/art04.htm (visited January 17, 2018).
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