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Work Stoppages


Want to learn more about using and understanding the Work Stoppages Program? Factsheets provide quick summaries about different facets of the WSP data. To request additional content, submit a message through the online form with a subject line of “WSP Factsheets”.

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    Different Ways to Measure a Work Stoppage

    In 2022, the BLS reported 23 major work stoppages beginning in the year, and 26 stoppages in effect. There were 120,600 workers idled from stoppages beginning in 2022. And 126,500 workers were idled from stoppages in effect in the year with 2,194,500 days of idleness. There are many different ways to measure a work stoppage and each measure can tell you something new.

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Historical Analysis