Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2011 and 2012 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary

IV
2011

III
2011(r)

IV
2012(p)

IV
2011

III
2011(r)

IV
2012(p)

IV
2011

III
2011(r)

IV
2012(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

1,017 865 1,021 801 667 735 216 198 286

Strategic management

15 18 23 1 2 1 14 16 22

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

63 50 102 2 5 6 61 45 96

Operations

797 653 709 758 611 657 39 42 52

Product development

53 53 70 13 17 21 40 36 49

Marketing, sales, and account management

41 31 54 11 10 17 30 21 37

Customer and after-sales service

48 60 63 16 22 33 32 38 30

Support Processes

208 181 208 31 23 14 177 158 194

General management and firm infrastructure

140 117 132 13 19 9 127 98 123

Human resources management

50 40 49 17 2 3 33 38 46

Technology and process development

18 24 27 1 2 2 17 22 25

Business Function not provided (2)

7 4 3 7 4 3 - - -
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

510 376 513 394 289 363 116 87 150

Strategic management

10 7 13 - - - 10 7 13

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

41 29 67 1 - 2 40 29 65

Operations

389 284 353 379 271 341 10 13 12

Product development

36 31 44 8 12 15 28 19 29

Marketing, sales, and account management

20 11 20 5 3 2 15 8 18

Customer and after-sales service

14 14 16 1 3 3 13 11 13

Support Processes

80 79 112 6 9 4 74 70 108

General management and firm infrastructure

56 52 70 5 7 2 51 45 68

Human resources management

13 17 25 - - 1 13 17 24

Technology and process development

11 10 17 1 2 1 10 8 16

Business Function not provided (2)

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

Core Processes

506 488 506 406 377 370 100 111 136

Strategic management

5 11 10 1 2 1 4 9 9

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

22 21 35 1 5 4 21 16 31

Operations

407 368 354 378 339 314 29 29 40

Product development

17 22 26 5 5 6 12 17 20

Marketing, sales, and account management

21 20 34 6 7 15 15 13 19

Customer and after-sales service

34 46 47 15 19 30 19 27 17

Support Processes

128 102 96 25 14 10 103 88 86

General management and firm infrastructure

84 65 62 8 12 7 76 53 55

Human resources management

37 23 24 17 2 2 20 21 22

Technology and process development

7 14 10 - - 1 7 14 9

Business Function not provided (2)

6 4 2 6 4 2 - - -

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.
(p) = preliminary.
(r) = revised.

NOTE: Dash represents zero. Data may not add to total private nonfarm because of industry nonreporting.