Mass layoffs by industry in January 2009
February 26, 2009
The manufacturing sector accounted for 38 percent of all mass layoff events and 44 percent of initial claims for unemployment insurance due to mass layoffs filed in January 2009.
A year earlier, manufacturing made up 30 percent of events and 35 percent of initial claims.
This January, the number of manufacturing claimants was greatest in transportation equipment (57,173) and machinery (14,120). The administrative and waste services industry accounted for 12 percent of mass layoff events and associated initial claims during the month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass layoffs by industry in January 2009 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/feb/wk4/art04.htm (visited September 04, 2015).
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