Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2008 and 2009(1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary

IV
2008

III
2009(r)

IV
2009(p)

IV
2008

III
2009(r)

IV
2009(p)

IV
2008

III
2009(r)

IV
2009(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

2,603 1,566 1,219 2,017 1,222 945 586 344 274

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

284 156 119 21 12 13 263 144 106

Operations

1,965 1,202 939 1,924 1,175 916 41 27 23

Product development

103 52 38 20 4 3 83 48 35

Marketing, sales, and account management

151 69 65 38 18 5 113 51 60

Customer and after-sales service

100 87 58 14 13 8 86 74 50

Support Processes

893 473 366 94 40 27 799 433 339

General management and firm infrastructure

598 310 235 62 30 15 536 280 220

Human resources management

193 89 79 22 4 4 171 85 75

Technology and process development

102 74 52 10 6 8 92 68 44

Business Function not provided (2)

65 27 24 65 27 24 - - -
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

1,685 915 731 1,338 735 577 347 180 154

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

189 103 78 7 2 7 182 101 71

Operations

1,323 729 578 1310 725 570 13 4 8

Product development

75 34 32 11 1 - 64 33 32

Marketing, sales, and account management

65 26 27 10 7 - 55 19 27

Customer and after-sales service

33 23 16 - - - 33 23 16

Support Processes

514 261 183 22 8 8 492 253 175

General management and firm infrastructure

335 163 119 19 6 6 316 157 113

Human resources management

105 49 39 - - - 105 49 39

Technology and process development

74 49 25 3 2 2 71 47 23

Business Function not provided (2)

16 11 6 16 11 6 - - -
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

918 651 488 679 487 368 239 164 120

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

95 53 41 14 10 6 81 43 35

Operations

642 473 361 614 450 346 28 23 15

Product development

28 18 6 9 3 3 19 15 3

Marketing, sales, and account management

86 43 38 28 11 5 58 32 33

Customer and after-sales service

67 64 42 14 13 8 53 51 34

Support Processes

379 212 183 72 32 19 307 180 164

General management and firm infrastructure

263 147 116 43 24 9 220 123 107

Human resources management

88 40 40 22 4 4 66 36 36

Technology and process development

28 25 27 7 4 6 21 21 21

Business Function not provided (2)

49 16 18 49 16 18 - - -

(1) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(2) The number of events for which respondents were unable or refused to provide a Business Function response. Layoff events where employer contact could not be made or where employers refused to participate in the employer interview are not included.
r = revised.
p = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

 

Last Modified Date: February 25, 2010