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Layoffs and Unemployment Figures

Mass Layoffs

Big layoffs (as measured by the 12-month moving average of mass layoffs as reported by the government) are down 38 percent from their peak level in September 2009. The number of people filing first-time unemployment claims has fallen about 33 percent (four-week moving average) since its peak level in March 2009.

Unemployment Numbers

The number of people filing first-time unemployment claims has fallen about 33 percent (four-week moving average) since its peak level in March 2009. Claims have recently seen an uptick, but economists say that the after-effects of the Japan quake are likely the cause, as some factories in the U.S. had to shut down because of a lack of supplies. Many people believe claims should start going lower again soon.

All information courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics April 2011 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

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