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February 9, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Major work stoppages in 2011

Annual workdays idle from major work stoppages and annual number of major work stoppages, 2004–2011
Year Workdays Idle Number of work stoppages

2004

3,344,000 17

2005

1,736,000 22

2006

2,688,000 20

2007

1,265,000 21

2008

1,954,000 15

2009

124,000 5

2010

302,000 11

2011

1,020,000 19

These data are featured in the TED article, Major work stoppages in 2011.

 

 

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