Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2012 and 2013 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary
I
2012(r)
IV
2012(r)
I
2013(p)
I
2012(r)
IV
2012(r)
I
2013(p)
I
2012(r)
IV
2012(r)
I
2013(p)
Total, private nonfarm                  

Core Processes

1,011 1,278 627 738 947 491 273 331 136
Strategic management
23 28 6 - 1 - 23 27 6
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
78 112 42 6 7 3 72 105 39
Operations
710 920 484 667 862 466 43 58 18
Product development
65 80 23 14 23 5 51 57 18
Marketing, sales, and account management
55 65 30 18 20 4 37 45 26
Customer and after-sales service
80 73 42 33 34 13 47 39 29

Support Processes

219 251 134 23 18 16 196 233 118
General management and firm infrastructure
150 161 93 12 13 14 138 148 79
Human resources management
42 57 27 7 3 2 35 54 25
Technology and process development
27 33 14 4 2 - 23 31 14

Business Function not provided (2)

7 7 2 7 7 2 - - -
Goods-producing industries                  

Core Processes

441 615 263 315 449 208 126 166 55
Strategic management
12 14 3 - - - 12 14 3
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
45 72 23 2 3 1 43 69 22
Operations
314 438 204 305 424 197 9 14 7
Product development
39 50 13 7 16 4 32 34 9
Marketing, sales, and account management
18 24 8 - 3 1 18 21 7
Customer and after-sales service
13 17 12 1 3 5 12 14 7

Support Processes

82 122 49 4 6 2 78 116 47
General management and firm infrastructure
55 78 32 1 4 2 54 74 30
Human resources management
13 27 9 1 1 - 12 26 9
Technology and process development
14 17 8 2 1 - 12 16 8

Business Function not provided (2)

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

Core Processes

568 660 363 421 495 282 147 165 81
Strategic management
11 14 3 - 1 - 11 13 3
Procurement, logistics, and distribution
33 40 19 4 4 2 29 36 17
Operations
395 479 279 361 435 268 34 44 11
Product development
26 30 10 7 7 1 19 23 9
Marketing, sales, and account management
36 41 22 17 17 3 19 24 19
Customer and after-sales service
67 56 30 32 31 8 35 25 22

Support Processes

137 129 85 19 12 14 118 117 71
General management and firm infrastructure
95 83 61 11 9 12 84 74 49
Human resources management
29 30 18 6 2 2 23 28 16
Technology and process development
13 16 6 2 1 - 11 15 6

Business Function not provided (2)

6 5 1 6 5 1 - - -

(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.