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Mass layoffs in September 2012

October 24, 2012

Employers took 811 mass layoff actions involving 70,570 workers in September 2012, not seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month. This was down from a year earlier when employers took 1,189 mass layoff actions, involving 117,232 workers.

State distribution: Initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted

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State distribution: Initial claimants for unemployment insurance, not seasonally adjusted
  Sept. 2012 Sept. 2011

Alabama

1,396 1,419

Alaska

1 532

Arizona

207 678

Arkansas

598 825

California

16,581 33,690

Colorado

307 680

Connecticut

200 242

Delaware

0 null

District of Columbia

0 null

Florida

3,549 4,538

Georgia

1,477 3,256

Hawaii

296 1

Idaho

1 365

Illinois

2,481 5,092

Indiana

1,317 2,179

Iowa

919 741

Kansas

798 334

Kentucky

1,556 2,202

Louisiana

2,039 1,554

Maine

0 194

Maryland

919 617

Massachusetts

418 617

Michigan

1,808 2,186

Minnesota

507 419

Mississippi

910 521

Missouri

1,908 1,520

Montana

1 228

Nebraska

1 578

Nevada

574 1,274

New Hampshire

0 null

New Jersey

2,156 3,922

New Mexico

null null

New York

4,140 7,664

North Carolina

3,622 5,449

North Dakota

null 0

Ohio

2,532 4,985

Oklahoma

1 372

Oregon

632 1,178

Pennsylvania

5,026 12,300

Puerto Rico

446 2,823

Rhode Island

170 0

South Carolina

758 1,944

South Dakota

null 0

Tennessee

1 846

Texas

3,485 4,470

Utah

1 329

Vermont

0 537

Virginia

2,615 569

Washington

1,082 1,006

West Virginia

0 null

Wisconsin

1,742 3,851

Wyoming

0 0

BLS Census Map


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Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virgin Islands Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Among the census regions, the South registered the largest number of initial claims resulting from mass layoffs in September. Three of the four regions experienced over-the-year decreases in average weekly initial claims, with the largest decrease occurring in the West.

Among the states, California recorded the highest number of mass layoff initial claims in September, followed by Pennsylvania and New York. Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia experienced over-the-year decreases in average weekly initial claims, led by California and Pennsylvania.

These data are from the Mass Layoff Statistics program. For more information, see "Mass Layoffs — September 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-2120. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer.

 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mass layoffs in September 2012 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20121024.htm (visited December 01, 2022).

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