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

Core Processes

1,017 865 1,021 801 667 735 216 198 286
Strategic management
15 18 23 1 2 1 14 16 22
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
63 50 102 2 5 6 61 45 96
Operations
797 653 709 758 611 657 39 42 52
Product development
53 53 70 13 17 21 40 36 49
Marketing, sales, and account management
41 31 54 11 10 17 30 21 37
Customer and after-sales service
48 60 63 16 22 33 32 38 30

Support Processes

208 181 208 31 23 14 177 158 194
General management and firm infrastructure
140 117 132 13 19 9 127 98 123
Human resources management
50 40 49 17 2 3 33 38 46
Technology and process development
18 24 27 1 2 2 17 22 25

Business Function not provided (2)

7 4 3 7 4 3 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

510 376 513 394 289 363 116 87 150
Strategic management
10 7 13 - - - 10 7 13
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
41 29 67 1 - 2 40 29 65
Operations
389 284 353 379 271 341 10 13 12
Product development
36 31 44 8 12 15 28 19 29
Marketing, sales, and account management
20 11 20 5 3 2 15 8 18
Customer and after-sales service
14 14 16 1 3 3 13 11 13

Support Processes

80 79 112 6 9 4 74 70 108
General management and firm infrastructure
56 52 70 5 7 2 51 45 68
Human resources management
13 17 25 - - 1 13 17 24
Technology and process development
11 10 17 1 2 1 10 8 16

Business Function not provided (2)

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

Core Processes

506 488 506 406 377 370 100 111 136
Strategic management
5 11 10 1 2 1 4 9 9
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
22 21 35 1 5 4 21 16 31
Operations
407 368 354 378 339 314 29 29 40
Product development
17 22 26 5 5 6 12 17 20
Marketing, sales, and account management
21 20 34 6 7 15 15 13 19
Customer and after-sales service
34 46 47 15 19 30 19 27 17

Support Processes

128 102 96 25 14 10 103 88 86
General management and firm infrastructure
84 65 62 8 12 7 76 53 55
Human resources management
37 23 24 17 2 2 20 21 22
Technology and process development
7 14 10 - - 1 7 14 9

Business Function not provided (2)

6 4 2 6 4 2 - - -

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.
(p) = preliminary.
(r) = revised.

NOTE: Dash represents zero. Data may not add to total private nonfarm because of industry nonreporting.