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November 16, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Extended mass layoff events and separations, third quarter 2011

Extended mass layoff events and separations, private nonfarm sector, by industry, third quarter 2011
Industry Layoff events Separations

Total, private nonfarm(1)

1,226 184,493


231 36,271

Administrative and waste services

198 33,584


188 21,275


83 19,276

Retail trade

55 13,624

Transportation and warehousing

94 12,044

Accommodation and food services

71 10,580

Professional and technical services

67 10,154

Health care and social assistance

87 8,247

Finance and insurance

36 6,181

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

42 5,184

Wholesale trade

24 2,684

Educational services

18 2,274

Other services, except public administration

19 1,907

Real estate and rental and leasing

6 686

(1) Data for the most recent quarter are preliminary. Data for mining, utilities, and management of companies and enterprises that do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards are not shown separately.

These data are featured in the TED article, Extended mass layoff events and separations, third quarter 2011.



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