Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2010 and 2011 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary

III
2010

II
2011(r)

III
2011(p)

III
2010

II
2011(r)

III
2011(p)

III
2010

II
2011(r)

III
2011(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

907 996 950 693 745 742 214 251 208

Strategic management

11 15 7 - - - 11 15 7

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

84 75 71 9 6 11 75 69 60

Operations

631 705 728 608 663 690 23 42 38

Product development

42 57 57 6 11 12 36 46 45

Marketing, sales, and account management

44 43 37 9 11 10 35 32 27

Customer and after-sales service

95 101 50 61 54 19 34 47 31

Support Processes

220 227 206 25 32 29 195 195 177

General management and firm infrastructure

155 161 140 21 19 11 134 142 129

Human resources management

45 36 46 2 11 15 43 25 31

Technology and process development

20 30 20 2 2 3 18 28 17

Business Function not provided (2)

3 7 5 3 7 5 - - -
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

436 453 411 343 360 315 93 93 96

Strategic management

5 5 6 - - - 5 5 6

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

44 39 40 5 2 1 39 37 39

Operations

325 353 305 318 345 296 7 8 9

Product development

25 30 30 3 3 8 22 27 22

Marketing, sales, and account management

13 9 16 1 - 3 12 9 13

Customer and after-sales service

24 17 14 16 10 7 8 7 7

Support Processes

101 81 72 7 7 2 94 74 70

General management and firm infrastructure

68 57 53 6 6 2 62 51 51

Human resources management

22 7 12 - 1 - 22 6 12

Technology and process development

11 17 7 1 - - 10 17 7

Business Function not provided (2)

1 2 - 1 2 - - - -
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

471 543 539 350 385 427 121 158 112

Strategic management

6 10 1 - - - 6 10 1

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

40 36 31 4 4 10 36 32 21

Operations

306 352 423 290 318 394 16 34 29

Product development

17 27 27 3 8 4 14 19 23

Marketing, sales, and account management

31 34 21 8 11 7 23 23 14

Customer and after-sales service

71 84 36 45 44 12 26 40 24

Support Processes

119 146 134 18 25 27 101 121 107

General management and firm infrastructure

87 104 87 15 13 9 72 91 78

Human resources management

23 29 34 2 10 15 21 19 19

Technology and process development

9 13 13 1 2 3 8 11 10

Business Function not provided (2)

2 5 5 2 5 5 - - -

Footnotes:
(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: November 15, 2011