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Extended Mass Layoff Actions in California - 2011 (Continued)


  First Quarter 2011
  Second Quarter 2011
  Third Quarter 2011
  Fourth Quarter
Fourth Quarter

In the fourth quarter (October-December) of 2011, California employers reported 412 extended mass layoff events that resulted in the separation of 80,619 workers from their jobs for at least 31 days. During the fourth quarter of 2011, California employers reported 42 fewer mass layoff actions than in the fourth quarter of 2010 (454) and 1,128 more separations (79,491). During the most recent reporting period, California's 412 mass layoff events represented 25 percent of the nation's 1,638 reported layoff events and the 80,619 separations represented 30 percent of the nation's 266,971 reported separations.



The industries experiencing the greatest job losses were:

  • The administrative and waste services industry, with 88 extended mass layoff events resulting in 19,545 separations;

  • The information industry, with 48 extended mass layoff events resulting in 17,862 separations;

  • The manufacturing industry, with 59 extended mass layoff events resulting in 11,460 separations;

  • The professional and technical service industry, with 34 extended mass layoff events resulting in 7,817 separations; and,

  • The construction industry, with 66 extended mass layoff events resulting in 5,568 separations.




Extended mass layoff events that involve the movement of work within the same company or to a different company, whether domestic or outside of the United States, occurred in two percent of the non-seasonal layoff events, which resulted in 1,929 worker separations, during the current report period. Movement of work actions reported by California employers also occurred in two percent of the events in the fourth quarter of 2010, which accounted for 825 fewer separations (2,754).

Other significant trends include:

  • Of the employers who anticipated recalling workers, 51 percent expected to extend the offer to all affected workers. This recall rate is two percentage points fewer than the 53 percent rate reported for the fourth quarter of 2010.
  • Permanent worksite closures occurred in five percent of all events and affected 3,200 workers. This worksite closure rate is three percent fewer than the rate for the fourth quarter of 2010 (8 percent) and had 4,192 fewer separations (7,392).

The most common reasons given for the verified layoffs are as follows:

  • Forty-five percent of the employers reported "contract completion" as the reason for layoffs that resulted in 43,710 separations.

  • Fifteen percent of the employers reported "seasonal" as the reason for layoffs that resulted in 13,955 separations.

  • Six percent of employers reported "slack work/ insufficient demand/ non-seasonal business slow down" as the reason for layoffs which resulted in 1,898 separations.

  • Five percent of the employers reported "refused" as the reason for layoffs that resulted in 3,672 separations.

  • Three percent of the employers reported "reorganization or restructuring" as the reason for layoffs that resulted in 2,953 separations.

  • Employers did not provide a reason for 18 percent of the layoffs, which resulted in a total of 9,422 separations.

The California Employment Development Department's (EDD) Labor Market Information Division (LMID) operates the Mass Layoff Statistics Program through a cooperative agreement with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can access MLS data on our Web site. State data may not match BLS published data due to the dynamic nature of State MLS databases.



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