Bureau of Labor Statistics

Duration of work stoppages beginning in 2007

February 25, 2008

There were 21 lockouts and strikes involving 1,000 or more workers in 2007.

Duration of work stoppages beginning in 2007
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Numerous work stoppages in 2007 were short in duration. Six work stoppages lasted 2 days or less. Another six work stoppages lasted between 3 and 10 says.

The mean length of a work stoppage in 2007 was 10.5 days, down from 26.5 days in 2006.

These data are from the BLS Work Stoppages Program. Learn more about work stoppages from "Major Work Stoppages in 2007," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-0202. Major work stoppages are defined as strikes or lockouts that idle 1,000 or more workers and last at least one shift.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Duration of work stoppages beginning in 2007 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/feb/wk4/art01.htm (visited December 04, 2021).


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