Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2011 and 2012 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary
I
2011
IV
2011(r)
I
2012(p)
I
2011
IV
2011(r)
I
2012(p)
I
2011
IV
2011(r)
I
2012(p)
Total, private nonfarm                  

Core Processes

1,079 1,020 843 807 802 607 272 218 236
Strategic management
20 16 17 - 1 - 20 15 17
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
93 63 67 9 2 5 84 61 62
Operations
739 798 592 692 759 553 47 39 39
Product development
67 54 59 24 13 13 43 41 46
Marketing, sales, and account management
46 41 46 13 11 15 33 30 31
Customer and after-sales service
114 48 62 69 16 21 45 32 41

Support Processes

256 211 183 27 31 18 229 180 165
General management and firm infrastructure
181 141 122 21 13 9 160 128 113
Human resources management
51 51 34 3 17 5 48 34 29
Technology and process development
24 19 27 3 1 4 21 18 23

Business Function not provided (2)

7 7 7 7 7 7 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

492 510 375 392 394 266 100 116 109
Strategic management
7 10 8 - - - 7 10 8
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
44 41 39 3 1 1 41 40 38
Operations
378 389 265 365 379 258 13 10 7
Product development
33 36 37 10 8 7 23 28 30
Marketing, sales, and account management
8 20 16 1 5 - 7 15 16
Customer and after-sales service
22 14 10 13 1 - 9 13 10

Support Processes

105 80 68 5 6 3 100 74 65
General management and firm infrastructure
65 56 44 4 5 1 61 51 43
Human resources management
26 13 11 - - - 26 13 11
Technology and process development
14 11 13 1 1 2 13 10 11

Business Function not provided (2)

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

Core Processes

587 509 465 415 407 338 172 102 127
Strategic management
13 6 9 - 1 - 13 5 9
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
49 22 28 6 1 4 43 21 24
Operations
361 408 324 327 379 292 34 29 32
Product development
34 18 22 14 5 6 20 13 16
Marketing, sales, and account management
38 21 30 12 6 15 26 15 15
Customer and after-sales service
92 34 52 56 15 21 36 19 31

Support Processes

151 131 113 22 25 15 129 106 98
General management and firm infrastructure
116 85 77 17 8 8 99 77 69
Human resources management
25 38 22 3 17 5 22 21 17
Technology and process development
10 8 14 2 - 2 8 8 12

Business Function not provided (2)

3 6 6 3 6 6 - - -

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. Data may not add to total private nonfarm because of industry nonreporting.