Extended mass layoffs, first quarter 2006
May 12, 2006
In the first quarter of 2006, employers took 892 mass layoff actions in the private nonfarm sector that resulted in the separation of 161,686 workers from their jobs for at least 31 days.
Both the total number of layoff events and the number of separations were sharply lower than during January-March 2005, with both events and separations at their lowest levels for any first quarter since data collection began in 1995.
The over-the-year declines were most notable in administrative and support services, nonstore retailers, and food manufacturing.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. "Extended mass layoffs" last more than 30 days and involve 50 or more individuals from a single establishment filing initial claims for unemployment insurance during a consecutive 5-week period. Data for the first quarter of 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. Additional information is available in "Extended Mass Layoffs in the First Quarter of 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-822.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Extended mass layoffs, first quarter 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/may/wk2/art05.htm (visited March 28, 2015).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.