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February 25, 2009

California had most mass layoffs in January

California shed more workers than any other state because of mass layoffs, with 54,150 losing their jobs last month. It was followed by New York at 31,890, Pennsylvania at 29,660 and Ohio at 27,970, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • A mass layoff is defined as a single action by a single employer that causes at least 50 workers to lose their jobs.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,  San Francisco Business Times

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