Mass layoffs in January 2013
February 27, 2013
Employers took 1,528 mass layoff actions involving 144,517 workers in January 2013, not seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month. In January 2012, employers took 1,705 mass layoff actions, involving 141,703 workers.
State distribution: Initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted
Mouse over states to change chart data. Click on a state for more about employment and unemployment.
Among the census regions, the South had the largest number of initial claims due to mass layoffs in January. Three of the 4 regions experienced over-the-year increases in average weekly initial claims, with the largest increase occurring in the South.
Among the states, California had the highest number of mass layoff initial claims in January, followed by North Carolina, Alabama, and New York. Twenty-five states experienced over-the-year increases in average weekly initial claims, led by California and North Carolina.
These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. For more information, see "Mass Layoffs — January 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0286. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer.
|January 2013||January 2012|
District of Columbia
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass layoffs in January 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130227.htm (visited May 24, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.