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Mass Layoff Statistics - Survey Questions

In Rhode Island, whenever 35 or more initial claims are filed against a single establishment within a five-week period, a Research Analyst from the Labor Market Information unit will contact the employer to obtain the following information:

  • Is the layoff permanent or temporary?

  • What is the reason for the layoff?

  • Is a recall expected, and if so, what is the expected recall date?

  • Will the recall be total or partial?

  • What was the number of employees before the layoff?

  • How many people did the company layoff?

The data provided by employers are used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify potential major layoffs and plant closings. This information is used as a tool in determining current economic conditions.

Confidentiality Statement:

The information provided by an establishment is strictly confidential. It will be used by the RI Department of  Labor & Training and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for statistical purposes only.


Burden Statement:

The survey is voluntary and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.  Comments regarding this survey may be sent to:

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mass Layoff Statistics
2 Massachusetts Ave.
Room 4675
Washington, DC  20212

RI Department of Labor and Training
Labor Market Information
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8740
Fax (401) 462-8766
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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