Mass layoffs by region, February 2009
March 24, 2009
Of the 4 regions, the West registered the highest number of initial claims for unemployment insurance due to mass layoffs in February (65,792), followed by the Midwest (64,973), the South (55,542), and the Northeast (32,131).
Of the 9 geographic divisions, the Pacific (54,411) had the highest number of initial claims due to mass layoffs in February, followed by the East North Central (52,690) and the Middle Atlantic (24,387).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass layoffs by region, February 2009 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/mar/wk4/art02.htm (visited February 08, 2016).