Table 7. Reason for layoff: Extended mass layoff events and separations associated with the movement of work, selected quarters, 2012 and 2013

Table 7. Reason for layoff: Extended mass layoff events and separations associated with the movement of work,
selected quarters, 2012 and 2013

                                               Layoff events                                  Separations

         Reason for layoff                I          IV          I                I                IV               I
                                        2012       2012r       2013p            2012             2012r            2013p

   Total, private nonfarm (1) ....       34          36          21             5,294            8,616            3,421

Business demand ..................        5          12         (2)               803            4,611              (2)
  Contract cancellation ..........        -           3         (2)                 -            1,825              (2)
  Contract completion ............      (2)         (2)           -               (2)              (2)                -
  Domestic competition ...........        -         (2)           -                 -              (2)                -
  Excess inventory/saturated
    market .......................        -         (2)           -                 -              (2)                -
  Import competition .............        -         (2)         (2)                 -              (2)              (2)
  Slack work/insufficient demand/
    non-seasonal business slowdown      (2)           3         (2)               (2)              635              (2)

Organizational changes ...........       17         (2)           9             2,825              (2)            1,720
  Business-ownership change ......        3         (2)           -               388              (2)                -
  Reorganization or restructuring
    of company ...................       14         (2)           9             2,437              (2)            1,720

Financial issues .................      (2)          12         (2)               (2)            1,808              (2)
  Bankruptcy .....................        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Cost control/cost cutting/
    increase profitability .......      (2)         (2)         (2)               (2)              (2)              (2)
  Financial difficulty ...........      (2)         (2)         (2)               (2)              (2)              (2)

Production specific ..............      (2)           -         (2)               (2)                -              (2)
  Automation/technological
    advances .....................      (2)           -           -               (2)                -                -
  Energy related .................        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Governmental regulations/
    intervention .................        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Labor dispute/contract 
    negotiations/strike ..........        -           -         (2)                 -                -              (2)
  Material or supply shortage ....        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Model changeover ...............        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Plant or machine repair/
    maintenance ..................        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Product line discontinued ......        -           -           -                 -                -                -

Disaster/safety ..................        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Hazardous work environment .....        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Natural disaster (not weather
    related) .....................        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Non-natural disaster ...........        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Extreme weather-related event ..        -           -           -                 -                -                -

Other/miscellaneous ..............        -         (2)         (2)                 -              (2)              (2)
  Other ..........................        -         (2)         (2)                 -              (2)              (2)
  Data not provided: refusal .....        -           -           -                 -                -                -
  Data not provided: does not
    know .........................        -         (2)           -                 -              (2)                -
                                                                                                                             
   1 See footnote 1, table 1.
   2 Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
   r = revised.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Dash represents zero.



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