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See Plant Closing News (2003-2014).

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS)

Collects reports on mass layoff actions that result in workers being separated from their jobs. Monthly mass layoff numbers are from establishments which have at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) filed against them during a 5-week period. Extended mass layoff numbers (issued quarterly) are from a subset of such establishments—where private sector nonfarm employers indicate that 50 or more workers were separated from their jobs for at least 31 days.

The program was eliminated on September 30, 2013 because of budget cuts.

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets 1996+

Contains the BLS non-seasonally adjusted data annually and quarterly with SIC and NAICS codes, by state or for the total USA, for layoff events, separations, total initial claimants, and percent of total.

Daily Labor Report 1996+

News coverage of key employment-related developments.

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