April 26, 2010

Mass layoff initial claimants for unemployment insurance, March 2010

Initial claimants for unemployment insurance due to mass layoff events, selected industries, March 2009 and March 2010
Industry March 2009 March 2010

Manufacturing

114,747 29,745

Retail trade

19,491 13,337

Administrative and waste services

18,762 13,281

Accommodation and food services

13,090 12,269

Construction

11,612 8,206

Transportation and warehousing

8,809 6,444

Information

8,559 5,715

Professional and technical services

7,191 4,610

Government

4,406 3,847

Finance and insurance

4,469 3,636

Wholesale trade

4,696 2,016

Health care and social assistance

1,820 2,066

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,259 1,558

These data featured in the TED article, Mass layoff initial claimants for unemployment insurance, March 2010.