Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) Program

Information to Help You Complete the Interview

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This is your source for information to assist you in learning more about the Mass Layoff Statistics Program.

Your participation makes a difference! See why MLS data are important to you and others in today’s job market.




The MLS Program is a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and State Workforce Agencies designed to identify, describe, and track the impact of major permanent job cutbacks.

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