July 25, 2011
In June, employers took 1,532 mass layoff actions involving 143,444 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month.
The number of mass layoff events in June decreased by 67, or 4 percent, from May, and the number of associated initial claims decreased by 96, or less than 1 percent.
In June, 341 mass layoff events were reported in the manufacturing sector, seasonally adjusted, resulting in 35,693 initial claims; both figures decreased over the month.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. To learn more, see "Mass Layoffs – June 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1083. Each mass layoff event involves at least 50 persons from a single employer.