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December 29, 2010

Mass layoff initial claims in manufacturing, November 2010

Initial claimants for unemployment insurance due to mass layoff events, selected manufacturing industries, November 2009 and November 2010
Industry Nov 2009 Nov 2010

Manufacturing, total

55,053 41,383

Transportation equipment

13,806 7,754

Food

6,631 7,242

Machinery

5,080 2,980

Wood products

3,505 2,568

Plastics and rubber products

2,802 1,912

Primary metals

3,426 1,352

Computer and electric products

2,788 990

These data featured in the TED article, Mass layoff initial claims in manufacturing, November 2010.