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Number of Displaced Workers Down in Recent Years

From January 2015 through December 2017, there were 3.0 million workers displaced from jobs they…

  • September 24, 2018

From January 2015 through December 2017, there were 3.0 million workers displaced from jobs they had held for at least 3 years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

This was down slightly from 3.2 million workers for the prior survey period covering January 2013 to December 2015.

In January 2018, 66 percent of workers displaced from 2015 to 2017 were reemployed, little different from the reemployment rate for January 2016.

Displaced workers are defined as persons 20 years of age and over who lost or left jobs because their plant or company closed or moved, there was insufficient work for them to do, or their position or shift was abolished.

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