January 27, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Mass layoff events and initial claims decline in 2011

Number of mass layoff events and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, 1996–2011, not seasonally adjusted
Year             Layoff events             Initial claimants for unemployment insurance

1996

14,111 1,437,628

1997

14,960 1,542,543

1998

15,904 1,771,069

1999

14,909 1,572,399

2000

15,738 1,835,592

2001

21,467 2,514,862

2002

20,277 2,245,051

2003

18,963 1,888,926

2004

15,980 1,607,158

2005

16,466 1,795,341

2006

13,998 1,484,391

2007

15,493 1,598,875

2008

21,137 2,130,220

2009

28,030 2,796,456

2010

19,564 1,854,596

2011

18,521 1,808,451

These data are featured in the TED article, Mass layoff events and initial claims decline in 2011.

 

 

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