Mass layoff events and initial claims up in January 2010
March 03, 2010
Employers took 1,761 mass layoff actions in January that resulted in the separation of 182,261 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filing for unemployment insurance benefits during the month.
Both mass layoff events and initial claims increased from the prior month after four consecutive over-the-month decreases.
During the 26 months from December 2007 through January 2010, the total number of mass layoff events (seasonally adjusted) was 53,739, and the associated number of initial claims was 5,425,101.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. Each mass layoff action involved at least 50 people from a single employer. To learn more, see "Mass Layoffs—January 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0229.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass layoff events and initial claims up in January 2010 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100303.htm (visited December 05, 2019).
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