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EXTENDED MASS LAYOFFS – FOURTH QUARTER 2010
ANNUAL TOTALS – 2010
Employers initiated 1,910 mass layoff events in the fourth quarter of 2010 that resulted in the separation
of 295,571 workers from their jobs for at least 31 days, according to preliminary figures released by the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Layoff events and separations declined from fourth quarter 2009 levels.
Fourth quarter 2010 layoff data are preliminary and are subject to revision.
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