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Mass Layoff Statistics

The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program uses a standardized, automated approach to identify and track the effects of major job cutbacks, using initial claims data from the Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance database. The MLS program is operated by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).


The 2011 annual industry data listed below are based on information collected from those employers who confirmed that at least 50 workers were separated from their jobs for more than 30 days.


A note to data users: For information on Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program, please email detlmi@detma.org



Naics
Code
Industy TitleMLS EventsSeparations
    
 TOTAL EVENTS AND SEPARATIONS FOR 2011  76  12,883 
 
23 Construction 10 741 
31-33 Manufacturing 646 
42 Wholesale Trade 343 
44-45 Retail Trade 15 3,158 
48-49 Transportation and Warehousing 816 
52 Finance and Insurance 387 
54 Professional, Scientific. & Technical Services 1,152 
56 Administrative & Support And Waste Mgmt & Remediation Services 1,157 
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 555 
71 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 
72 Accommodation and Food Services 665 
81 Other Services (Except Public Administration) 

      C= Confidential (Data does not meet Massachusetts or BLS publication disclosure standards).