Hawaii saw four mass layoffs during the month of June, resulting in 275 people filing for initial unemployment insurance. That’s down from five mass layoffs in May, which resulted in 351 people filing initial unemployment claims.
Last month’s total was also down from the seven mass layoffs in June 2010, which involved 562 workers filing for initial unemployment insurance, according to seasonally unadjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The bureau does not identify the names of the companies involved in the layoffs.
There were a total of 1,532 mass layoffs across the U.S. in June, resulting in 143,444 people filing initial unemployment insurance claims, according to seasonally adjusted data. That’s compared to the 1,599 mass layoffs recorded in May, which resulted in 143,540 workers filing for initial unemployment insurance. Last month’s total is also down from the 1,729 mass layoffs in June of last year, which involved 153,937 people filing initial unemployment insurance claims.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics records a mass layoff when 50 or more individuals working for a single employer file initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits during a five-week period.