October 12, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Displaced workers by industry

Number of long-tenured displaced workers, by industry, 2007–2009
Industry Number of long-tenured displaced workers

Manufacturing

1,568,000

Wholesale and retail trade

995,000

Construction

919,000

Professional and business services

778,000

Financial activities

607,000

Education and health

543,000

Leisure and hospitality

326,000

Transportation and utilities

312,000

Government

265,000

Other services

231,000

Information

195,000

Mining

73,000

Agriculture

36,000

These data are featured in the TED article, Displaced workers by industry.

 

Reemployment rates, all displaced workers, by industry, January 2010
Industry Percent
Reemployed in same industry Reemployed in other industries Total reemployed

Mining

27.8 32.7 60.5

Education and health services

38.8 19.4 58.2

Financial activities

21.9 33.2 55.1

Other services

17.7 36.1 53.8

Professional and business services

24.6 29.0 53.6

Leisure and hospitality

21.4 29.6 51.0

Construction

24.5 23.9 48.4

Wholesale and retail trade

18.9 28.0 46.9

Transportation and utilities

19.1 27.1 46.2

Information

9.2 34.2 43.4

Manufacturing

13.5 28.7 42.2

These data are featured in the TED article, Displaced workers by industry.

 

 

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