Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2010 and 2011 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary
II
2010
I
2011(r)
II
2011(p)
II
2010
I
2011(r)
II
2011(p)
II
2010
I
2011(r)
II
2011(p)
Total, private nonfarm                  

Core Processes

1,092 1,079 933 877 807 695 215 272 238
Strategic management
13 20 14 - - - 13 20 14
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
84 93 72 12 9 6 72 84 66
Operations
822 739 664 804 692 625 18 47 39
Product development
31 67 53 1 24 9 30 43 44
Marketing, sales, and account management
58 46 42 21 13 13 37 33 29
Customer and after-sales service
84 114 88 39 69 42 45 45 46

Support Processes

292 256 218 29 27 29 263 229 189
General management and firm infrastructure
203 181 153 24 21 16 179 160 137
Human resources management
59 51 37 4 3 11 55 48 26
Technology and process development
30 24 28 1 3 2 29 21 26

Business Function not provided (2)

9 7 6 9 7 6 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

529 492 434 447 392 341 82 100 93
Strategic management
5 7 5 - - - 5 7 5
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
44 44 39 6 3 3 38 41 36
Operations
443 378 335 439 365 328 4 13 7
Product development
16 33 29 - 10 2 16 23 27
Marketing, sales, and account management
13 8 10 1 1 - 12 7 10
Customer and after-sales service
8 22 16 1 13 8 7 9 8

Support Processes

124 105 76 8 5 7 116 100 69
General management and firm infrastructure
84 65 51 7 4 6 77 61 45
Human resources management
23 26 7 - - 1 23 26 6
Technology and process development
17 14 18 1 1 - 16 13 18

Business Function not provided (2)

1 4 1 1 4 1 - - -
Service-providing industries                  

Core Processes

563 587 499 430 415 354 133 172 145
Strategic management
8 13 9 - - - 8 13 9
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
40 49 33 6 6 3 34 43 30
Operations
379 361 329 365 327 297 14 34 32
Product development
15 34 24 1 14 7 14 20 17
Marketing, sales, and account management
45 38 32 20 12 13 25 26 19
Customer and after-sales service
76 92 72 38 56 34 38 36 38

Support Processes

168 151 142 21 22 22 147 129 120
General management and firm infrastructure
119 116 102 17 17 10 102 99 92
Human resources management
36 25 30 4 3 10 32 22 20
Technology and process development
13 10 10 - 2 2 13 8 8

Business Function not provided (2)

8 3 5 8 3 5 - - -

Footnotes:
(1) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(2) The number of events for which respondents were unable or refused to provide a Business Function response. Layoff events where employer contact could not be made or where employers refused to participate in the employer interview are not included.
(r) = revised.
(p) = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

 

Last Modified Date: August 17, 2011