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Permanent Worksite Closures: Extended Mass Layoff Events and Separations in the U.S. by Major Industry Division, 1996–2000

The following table provides the layoffs and job separations in the United States by industry for the years 1996 to 2000. A mass layoff is a separation of 50 or more employees for more than 31 days. Separations indicate the number of employees laid off.

IndustryLayoff eventsSeparations
1996199719981999200019961997199819992000
Total1790615683684779189,528157,957154,273185,298188,716
Total, private778607675681772186,226155,218153,150184,165186,849
Agriculture20101210154,5782,8171,5692,0593,206
Nonagriculture756596661668754180,971151,301151,246181,803183,188
Manufacturing38731534335940375,91666,67774,97280,18585,615
Nonmanufacturing369281318309351105,05584,62476,274101,61897,573
Mining181391943,0362,8771,5355,549488
Construction1811141363,1651,6643,3893,396810
Transportation and public utilities31292238426,7416,2997,0347,8658,584
Wholesale and retail trade18214113714915859,34348,51035,27759,48653,028
Wholesale trade32223431434,0213,3617,0815,1229,17
Retail trade15011910311811555,32245,14928,19654,36443,856
Finance, insurance, and real estate502441192710,8905,6829,3454,1926,260
Services7063957111421,88019,59219,69421,13028,403
Not identified212336771,100335303455
Government1288373,3022,7391,1231,1331,869
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/mls00ext.pdf .

 

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