Florida second in nation in mass layoffs in August
By Marcos Restrepo | 09.22.11 | 12:35 pm
*[Florida: That melancholy object dangling beneath the Deep, Deep South]
Florida had the second highest number of mass layoff actions in the nation during the month of August, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics summary released today.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that “each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer.” Florida, with 78 mass layoffs (not seasonally adjusted), came in second. California was first with 251, and New York third with 71. The good news is that the number of mass layoffs in Florida during August dropped well below June and July levels.