August 24, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Mass layoffs in July 2012

Mass layoff events in July 2012, selected industries
Industry Mass layoff events

Manufacturing

559

Government

130

Retail trade

92

Construction

86

Transportation and warehousing

65

Healthcare and social assistance

56

Professional and technical services

41

Information

32

Educational services

25

Wholesale trade

20

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

14

Real estate and rental and leasing

4

 

Mass layoffs events in manufacturing, by subsector, July 2012
Subsector Mass layoff events

Transportation Equipment

158

Food

77

Plastics and rubber products

38

Machinery

38

Fabricated metal

33

Textile mills

27

Wood products

24

Primary metals

24

Furniture and related

24

Apparel

23

Computers and electronics

16

Electrical equipment and applicances

15

Miscellaneous

13

Nonmetalic mineral products

11

Paper

10

Textile product mills

9

Printing and related

6

Chemicals

6

Leather and allied products

4

Other

3

These data are featured in the TED article, Mass Layoffs in July 2012.

 

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