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Extended Mass Layoff Events and Number of Workers Laid Off by Industry, 2004–2006



Industry

Number of mass layoffs

Number of workers laid off

2004

2005

2006

2004

2005

2006

Total, private nonfarm1 5,010 4,881 4,885 993,909 884,661 935,805
 Mining 40 44 40 6,123 5,906 6,911
 Utilities 13 13 11 2,964 1,818 1,690
 Construction 870 960 1,062 118,998 122,393 125,892
 Manufacturing 1,467 1,292 1,368 254,430 223,066 273,568
 Wholesale trade 94 102 84 15,908 13,345 13,976
 Retail trade 344 336 313 143,671 79,607 100,043
 Transportation and warehousing 278 300 314 59,098 67,455 70,074
 Information 170 114 113 36,593 23,041 18,978
 Finance and insurance 158 110 161 34,145 18,898 31,045
 Real estate and rental and leasing 13 19 17 3,889 2,667 1,732
 Professional and technical services 151 156 155 33,199 41,800 44,306
 Management of companies and enterprises 21 14 18 3,688 2,178 2,582
 Administrative and waste services 545 505 477 113,365 93,554 91,777
 Educational services 16 22 23 1,429 5,227 2,353
 Health care and social assistance 284 307 232 44,213 42,918 30,072
 Arts, entertainment, and recreation 138 135 130 37,687 52,058 43,014
 Accommodations and food services 314 357 286 68,855 74,912 67,106
 Other services, except public administration 88 94 81 14,906 13,618 10,686
 Unclassified 6 1 748 200
Selected industry groupings            
Clothing manufacturing and distributing 232 182 239 59,683 33,657 55,925
Food production, processing, and  distribution 638 632 534 180,333 121,738 120,789

NOTE: A mass layoff is the laying off of 50 or more employees for more than 31 days. Dash represents zero.

1. Data on layoffs were reported by employers in all states and the District of Columbia.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web: www.bls.gov/mls/mlsreport1004.pdf .



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