Mass layoffs in February 2012
March 26, 2012
Employers took 1,293 mass layoff actions in February involving 119,463 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month.
Mass layoff events in February decreased by 141 from January, and the number of associated initial claims decreased by 10,457.
In February, 282 mass layoff events were reported in the manufacturing sector, seasonally adjusted, resulting in 27,388 initial claims. Both manufacturing figures were lower when compared to January.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. For more information, see "Mass Layoffs — February 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-0496. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass layoffs in February 2012 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120326.htm (visited April 27, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.