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State Distribution: Extended Mass Layoff Events, Separations, and Initial Claimants for Unemployment Insurance, 1998–2006

State Layoff events Separations Initial claimants for
unemployment insurance
1998 2000 2005 2006 1998 2000 2005 2006 1998 2000 2005 2006
Total1 5,851 5,622 4,881 4,885 1,227,573 1,169,438 884,661 933,805 1,232,384 1,016,932 834,533 950,157
Alabama 67 63 14 52 13,269 10,632 1,639 9,522 12,107 10,058 2,077 8,321
Alaska 22 22 21 27 9,297 4,520 4,290 10,875 2,792 2,783 3,572 4,450
Arizona 74 99 18 20 11,663 22,002 5,830 4,375 14,141 17,334 3,296 2,661
Arkansas 32 22 10 13 6,154 3,889 2,067 3,546 5,055 3,689 1,626 3,049
California 1,428 1,323 430 941 292,436 316,299 80,682 160,807 347,410 230,590 76,766 165,828
Colorado 31 40 43 37 4,163 10,122 24,777 18,488 3,814 5,089 5,803 4,911
Connecticut 27 36 36 52 6,521 9,324 7,796 18,147 4,344 5,218 6,832 11,257
Delaware (2) (2) (2) 3 (2) (2) (2) 1,781 (2) (2) (2) 3,211
District of Columbia (2) 3 (2) 3 (2) 1,200 (2) 306 (2) 1,200 (2) 306
Florida 303 293 343 347 64,168 53,721 70,295 77,660 39,996 48,681 58,252 60,914
Georgia 85 35 72 86 20,234 11,303 8,462 11,981 14,940 5,268 11,767 17,218
Hawaii 37 19 13 22 4,678 1,997 1,353 2,921 4,605 2,052 1,406 2,644
Idaho 45 37 39 29 6,428 4,802 5,537 3,745 4,687 3,748 5,093 3,741
Illinois 418 480 455 408 96,883 116,985 101,106 86,832 77,762 82,834 84,289 77,594
Indiana 109 97 107 98 29,923 17,923 18,373 17,120 27,679 17,902 21,550 18,707
Iowa 32 68 55 27 2,831 9,468 9,614 4,130 3,461 11,224 10,348 7,359
Kansas 12 23 32 29 4,052 3,473 5,003 4,430 4,704 2,961 4,379 3,925
Kentucky 38 81 75 74 7,704 15,544 11,038 9,444 5,253 11,487 8,857 8,576
Louisiana 52 38 389 48 11,738 4,948 59,162 10,812 10,682 5,166 49,949 6,816
Maine 41 20 21 20 7,721 10,950 6,457 4,711 6,204 3,212 3,180 3,320
Maryland 27 18 5 73 6,013 3,091 905 8,643 5,023 2,409 493 9,288
Massachusetts 100 130 80 82 20,350 37,362 10,009 14,612 18,391 29,904 13,224 12,326
Michigan 245 358 295 292 65,941 58,255 44,490 67,132 101,435 66,527 57,223 111,555
Minnesota 115 129 155 143 18,470 25,662 24,562 20,128 16,101 19,307 23,886 20,750
Mississippi 43 48 63 21 8,120 9,681 14,165 3,680 4,687 5,604 11,028 2,461
Missouri 147 44 93 94 32,585 7,306 20,045 19,121 27,529 5,177 17,044 16,386
Montana 15 17 22 22 2,032 2,207 2,789 2,726 1,945 2,416 2,010 2,777
Nebraska (2) (2) 23 13 (2) 641 2,453 2,794 (2) 741 2,283 1,491
Nevada 35 31 12 11 6,672 5,050 1,424 3,261 6,245 4,297 1,378 2,876
New Hampshire 10 10 14 17 2,228 1,629 2,116 1,871 1,569 954 2,094 1,928
New Jersey 223 170 163 163 41,446 24,027 35,471 39,058 34,280 28,495 28,075 30,517
New Mexico 33 19 10 18 6,624 3,846 1,220 2,317 3,977 1,915 1,210 2,327
New York 272 213 443 404 46,267 33,198 70,565 55,573 44,669 35,148 75,311 79,472
North Carolina 89 110 76 58 20,887 27,823 13,831 6,301 12,621 15,886 15,210 9,053
North Dakota 4 7 6 516 1,076 1,290 516 1,072 1,144
Ohio 338 328 306 234 102,181 57,859 48,553 59,293 83,424 60,397 44,826 45,890
Oklahoma 34 17 11 13 7,567 3,971 2,042 1,665 10,100 3,826 1,811 2,585
Oregon 60 73 49 61 9,658 18,422 20,863 17,195 8,824 18,405 11,457 13,485
Pennsylvania 367 227 279 301 54,423 38,326 32,005 39,162 88,944 65,000 55,027 68,968
Rhode Island 9 11 14 15 1,435 2,886 1,654 1,977 1,143 1,755 1,520 1,892
South Carolina 45 33 39 41 4,625 4,266 6,784 7,455 6,295 8,118 7,644 7,674
South Dakota (2) (2) 5 4 (2) (2) 348 458 (2) (2) 344 320
Tennessee 30 85 41 45 4,454 10,170 8,287 9,185 4,451 16,038 7,342 5,800
Texas 353 342 110 95 73,585 68,082 16,532 15,132 84,782 76,979 22,980 19,519
Utah 22 26 23 20 3,916 6,782 5,873 5,186 3,346 3,002 2,901 2,617
Vermont 9 14 14 1,155 2,015 1,944 1,270 2,015 1,845
Virginia 78 70 66 52 16,271 14,863 11,685 19,173 11,472 11,212 13,117 16,169
Washington 89 103 98 76 18,206 22,369 18,083 11,171 12,846 20,360 15,296 11,446
West Virginia 26 12 8 19 2,879 1,446 1,741 3,473 2,860 1,247 1,127 3,046
Wisconsin 185 176 174 138 48,465 48,984 33,716 28,959 43,984 39,106 34,111 29,331
Wyoming (2) 5 4 (2) 3,905 4,237 (2) 459 411
Puerto Rico 73 61 52 51 17,878 11,751 6,545 7,551 14,828 11,188 13,562 15,259
NOTE: A mass layoff is a separation of 50 or more employees for more than 31 days. Separations indicate the number of employees laid off.
1. Data on layoffs were reported by employers in all states and the District of Columbia.
2. Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web: www.bls.gov/mls/mlsreport1004.pdf .

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