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September 1983, Vol. 106, No. 9

Layoffs and permanent job losses:
workers' traits and cyclical patterns

Robert W. Bednarzik
Economist, Formerly with the Division of Employment and Unemployment Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job losers were heavily concentrated among blue-collar workers in 1982; permanent losses, as opposed to layoffs, were higher during the latest recession than during any other economic downturn.

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