Decreases in mass layoff initial claims in September 2010
October 29, 2010
All four regions (the Northeast, South, Midwest, and West) and 8 of the 9 divisions experienced over-the-year decreases in initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits due to mass layoffs in September. Among the census regions, the Midwest registered the largest over-the-year declines in initial claims.
Of the geographic divisions, the East North Central and the Pacific had the largest over-the-year declines in initial claims.
Thirty-one states experienced over-the-year decreases in initial claims, led by California, Illinois, and Michigan.
California recorded the highest number of initial claims in September 2010, followed by Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. See "Mass Layoffs — September 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1452, to learn more. Each mass layoff action involved at least 50 persons from a single employer.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Decreases in mass layoff initial claims in September 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101029.htm (visited July 27, 2016).
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