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

Core Processes

907 996 950 693 745 742 214 251 208
Strategic management
11 15 7 - - - 11 15 7
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
84 75 71 9 6 11 75 69 60
Operations
631 705 728 608 663 690 23 42 38
Product development
42 57 57 6 11 12 36 46 45
Marketing, sales, and account management
44 43 37 9 11 10 35 32 27
Customer and after-sales service
95 101 50 61 54 19 34 47 31

Support Processes

220 227 206 25 32 29 195 195 177
General management and firm infrastructure
155 161 140 21 19 11 134 142 129
Human resources management
45 36 46 2 11 15 43 25 31
Technology and process development
20 30 20 2 2 3 18 28 17

Business Function not provided (2)

3 7 5 3 7 5 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

436 453 411 343 360 315 93 93 96
Strategic management
5 5 6 - - - 5 5 6
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
44 39 40 5 2 1 39 37 39
Operations
325 353 305 318 345 296 7 8 9
Product development
25 30 30 3 3 8 22 27 22
Marketing, sales, and account management
13 9 16 1 - 3 12 9 13
Customer and after-sales service
24 17 14 16 10 7 8 7 7

Support Processes

101 81 72 7 7 2 94 74 70
General management and firm infrastructure
68 57 53 6 6 2 62 51 51
Human resources management
22 7 12 - 1 - 22 6 12
Technology and process development
11 17 7 1 - - 10 17 7

Business Function not provided (2)

1 2 - 1 2 - - - -
Service-providing industries                  

Core Processes

471 543 539 350 385 427 121 158 112
Strategic management
6 10 1 - - - 6 10 1
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
40 36 31 4 4 10 36 32 21
Operations
306 352 423 290 318 394 16 34 29
Product development
17 27 27 3 8 4 14 19 23
Marketing, sales, and account management
31 34 21 8 11 7 23 23 14
Customer and after-sales service
71 84 36 45 44 12 26 40 24

Support Processes

119 146 134 18 25 27 101 121 107
General management and firm infrastructure
87 104 87 15 13 9 72 91 78
Human resources management
23 29 34 2 10 15 21 19 19
Technology and process development
9 13 13 1 2 3 8 11 10

Business Function not provided (2)

2 5 5 2 5 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: November 15, 2011