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August 25, 2010

Mass layoff initial claimants for unemployment insurance, July 2010

Initial claimants for unemployment insurance due to mass layoff events, selected industries, July 2009 and July 2010
Jul 2009 Jul 2010


154,208 64,200


32,546 26,730

Administrative and waste services

35,419 25,234

Transportation and warehousing

11,279 17,270

Retail trade

17,388 14,907


12,415 9,570


13,941 7,341

Accommodation and food services

9,651 7,184

Health care and social assistance

7,010 6,716

Professional and technical services

10,555 4,366

Finance and insurance

6,700 3,391

Wholesale trade

6,201 2,691

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,611 2,559

These data featured in the TED article, Mass layoff initial claimants for unemployment insurance, July 2010.



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