ERIC Number: ED317811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Displaced Workers, 1981-85. Bulletin 2289.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
In January 1986, the Employment and Training Administration sponsored a special study designed to answer some of the questions about displaced workers. The principal findings of the survey included the following: a total of 10.8 million workers 20 years of age and over lost jobs because of plant closings or employment cut-backs over the January 1981-January 1986 period; of the 5.l million workers who had lost jobs at which they had worked at least 3 years, about two-thirds were reemployed as of January 1986; close to 18 percent of those displaced were unemployed when surveyed in January 1986; of the 3.4 million workers who found work following displacement, 2.7 million were working at full-time wage and salary jobs with more than half of those reemployed earning as much or more in their new jobs as in their lost jobs; about 2 of 3 displaced workers were men; the geographic distribution of displaced workers was heavily concentrated in the East North Central states; more than 1 of 3 workers over 55 years of age left the labor force after losing their jobs; and reemployment was more difficult for Black and Hispanic workers. (Twelve supplementary data tables are included in the appendices.) (CML)
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Dismissal (Personnel), Employment Practices, Labor Force, Labor Turnover, Labor Utilization, Personnel Policy, Reduction in Force, Retrenchment, Unemployment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.