DLLR's Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning


Mass Layoff Statistics Report


The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks major, extended layoff events as a means of monitoring trends in the labor force. The tables on the following pages display the total number of initial claims associated with mass layoff events, categorized by race/ethnicity, gender, and age. A mass layoff event occurs when fifty or more initial claims are filed against an employer during a 5-week period, with at least 50 workers separated for more than 30 days, as confirmed by the employer during an employer interview.

Initial Claims Characteristics Reports




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