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

Core Processes

1,120 1,061 879 864 827 695 256 234 184
Strategic management
16 10 11 - - 1 16 10 10
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
90 75 53 6 11 2 84 64 51
Operations
823 809 695 805 768 659 18 41 36
Product development
59 59 45 5 12 11 54 47 34
Marketing, sales, and account management
58 48 33 10 13 8 48 35 25
Customer and after-sales service
74 60 42 38 23 14 36 37 28

Support Processes

212 232 188 20 28 27 192 204 161
General management and firm infrastructure
147 159 128 13 11 11 134 148 117
Human resources management
47 50 44 3 15 15 44 35 29
Technology and process development
18 23 16 4 2 1 14 21 15

Business Function not provided (2)

8 8 5 8 8 5 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

632 452 440 491 348 348 141 104 92
Strategic management
9 7 6 - - - 9 7 6
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
57 42 34 - 1 1 57 41 33
Operations
481 337 347 478 328 338 3 9 9
Product development
37 30 29 2 8 6 35 22 23
Marketing, sales, and account management
23 21 14 1 4 3 22 17 11
Customer and after-sales service
25 15 10 10 7 - 15 8 10

Support Processes

101 82 70 8 2 6 93 80 64
General management and firm infrastructure
70 60 50 5 2 5 65 58 45
Human resources management
20 13 10 - - - 20 13 10
Technology and process development
11 9 10 3 - 1 8 9 9

Business Function not provided (2)

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

Core Processes

488 609 439 373 479 347 115 130 92
Strategic management
7 3 5 - - 1 7 3 4
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
33 33 19 6 10 1 27 23 18
Operations
342 472 348 327 440 321 15 32 27
Product development
22 29 16 3 4 5 19 25 11
Marketing, sales, and account management
35 27 19 9 9 5 26 18 14
Customer and after-sales service
49 45 32 28 16 14 21 29 18

Support Processes

111 150 118 12 26 21 99 124 97
General management and firm infrastructure
77 99 78 8 9 6 69 90 72
Human resources management
27 37 34 3 15 15 24 22 19
Technology and process development
7 14 6 1 2 - 6 12 6

Business Function not provided (2)

6 7 3 6 7 3 - - -

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: March 7, 2012