Mass layoffs occurred in April in Pennsylvania, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, leading to the loss of Pennsylvania jobs.
On the whole, employers took 1,388 mass layoff actions in April involving 135,600 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance
benefits during the month.
Among the states, California recorded the highest number of mass layoff initial claims in April, followed by New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia experienced over-the-year decreases in average weekly initial claims, led by Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Among the census regions, the Northeast registered the largest number of initial claims in April. Two of the 4 regions experienced over-the-year decreases in average weekly initial claims, with the largest decrease occurring in the Midwest.
Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer. Mass layoff events in April increased by 115 from March, and the number of associated initial claims increased by 14,290.
The number of mass layoff events in April was 1,421, not seasonally adjusted, resulting in 146,358 initial claims for unemployment insurance. Over the year, the number of average weekly mass layoff events increased by 5 to 355, while associated average weekly initial claims decreased by 1,394 to 36,590.a59