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Anyone know if the Mass Layoff Statistic form the BLS is useful?

From a reader:
John – I saw this article on the IP list, and thought it might offer some interest:
Best, Peter
Shooting the messenger: Report on layoffs killed
LAZARUS AT LARGE
Shooting the messenger: Report on layoffs killed
Brown said that because of a bureaucratic quirk, the $6.6 million in annual funding for the mass-layoffs program — money primarily doled out to state officials to gather relevant data — was channeled through the Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration.
FUNDING ELIMINATED
When that agency decided it needed more cash to handle its own affairs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics was told to look elsewhere for its budget needs.

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