In the third quarter (July to September) of 2011, California employers reported 464 extended mass layoff events that resulted in the separation of 77,308 workers from their jobs for at least 31 days. During the third quarter of 2011, California employers reported 39 more mass layoff actions than in the third quarter of 2010 (425) and 13,678 more separations (63,630). During the most recent reporting period, California's 464 mass layoff events represented 38 percent of the nation's 1,226 reported layoff events and the 77,308 separations represented 42 percent of the nation's 184,493 reported separations. The industries experiencing the greatest job losses were:
Business Employment Dynamics (BED)
data track the expansion and contraction of employment for private businesses. These employment changes, gross job gains (expansions and openings) and gross job losses (reductions and closures), are components of the net change in employment at the establishment level.
In California, from January 2011 through March 2011, the seasonally adjusted number of job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments was 752,698, and the number of job losses from closing and contracting establishments was 738,300, according to data released on November 17, 2011 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. Over this period, gross job gains exceeded gross job losses by 14,398.
Data from the third quarter of 1992 through the first quarter of 2011 are now available on the LaborMarketInfo website at Business Employment Dynamics (BED)
Technical information on Business Employment Dynamics (http://www.bls.gov/bdm/
) as well as data for other states is available from the U.S. Department of Labor website.