Hurricane Sandy / It had an impact on mass layoffs finds the BLS

Job Market Monitor

Employers took 1,759 mass layoff actions in November involving 173,558 workers as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month. Mass layoff events increased by 399 from October, and the number of associated initial claims increased by 42,385. Mass layoff data for November reflect the impact of Hurricane Sandy on workers in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Choosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor from

via Mass layoffs in November 2012 : The Editor’s Desk : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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