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September 2008, Vol. 131, No. 9

Extended mass layoffs after 2001: a comparison of New York and the Nation

Bruce J. Bergman
Economist, Office of Field Operations, Economic Analysis and Information Branch, Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York office.

BLS data reveal that layoff activity in New York was somewhat elevated in the years that followed the 2001 recession; a rising level of job cuts due to contractual turnover among growth industries helped transform the mass layoff experience in the metropolitan area.

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