Mass-layoff initial claims for unemployment insurance, April 2006
May 24, 2006
In April 2006, mass layoff actions initiated by employers resulted in 118,504 workers filing claims for unemployment insurance benefits.
The number of initial claims decreased by 51 from March 2006. The number of initial claims in April 2006 is lower than the number recorded a year earlier, 139,575.
About 4 in 10 claims for unemployment benefits in April 2006 were in the manufacturing sector. The number of mass layoff events in manufacturing was higher than a month earlier, while the number of initial claims decreased.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics survey. To learn more, see Mass Layoffs in April 2006 (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-895. These statistics are seasonally adjusted. Initial claimants are persons who file any notice of unemployment to initiate a request for compensation. Mass layoff events involve at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits filed against a single establishment.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass-layoff initial claims for unemployment insurance, April 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/may/wk4/art03.htm (visited October 04, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
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.