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Mass Layoff Statistics Program Data Series - Discontinued

The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program is a Federal-State cooperative statistical effort which uses a standardized, automated approach to identify, describe, and track the effects of major job cutbacks using data from each State's unemployment insurance database.

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Mass Layoff Statistics Program Data Series – Discontinued

As a result of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, (commonly referred to as sequestration); the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), discontinued the Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program in 2013. For more information about this change, please visit the BLS sequestration page. For historical data, please visit the BLS MLS page.