Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Massive Unemployment: Mass Layoffs December 2009

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released thier latest installment of the Mass Layoff Report showing continued weakness in nation’s job market with 1726 mass layoff events resulting in 153,127 initial unemployment claimants on a seasonally adjusted basis.

On a seasonally un-adjusted basis, the mass layoff events totaled 2310 with 214,648 initial claimants.

The BLS considers a mass layoff event to be a condition where there are at least fifty initial claims for unemployment insurance originating from a single employer over a period of five consecutive weeks.