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Table 1. Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, 1947-2003

Table 1.  Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, 1947-2003

                                                    Days idle(2)

                       Number of   Number of
                       stoppages    workers
       Period          beginning  involved(1)              Percent of
                       in period  (thousands)    Number    estimated
                                              (thousands)   working
                                                            time(3)

1947.................     270         1,629      25,720       (4)
1948.................     245         1,435      26,127        .22
1949.................     262         2,537      43,420        .38

1950.................     424         1,698      30,390        .26
1951.................     415         1,462      15,070        .12
1952.................     470         2,746      48,820        .38
1953.................     437         1,623      18,130        .14
1954.................     265         1,075      16,630        .13

1955.................     363         2,055      21,180        .16
1956.................     287         1,370      26,840        .20
1957.................     279           887      10,340        .07
1958.................     332         1,587      17,900        .13
1959.................     245         1,381      60,850        .43

1960.................     222           896      13,260        .09
1961.................     195         1,031      10,140        .07
1962.................     211           793      11,760        .08
1963.................     181           512      10,020        .07
1964.................     246         1,183      16,220        .11

1965.................     268           999      15,140        .10
1966.................     321         1,300      16,000        .10
1967.................     381         2,192      31,320        .18
1968.................     392         1,855      35,367        .20
1969.................     412         1,576      29,397        .16

1970.................     381         2,468      52,761        .29
1971.................     298         2,516      35,538        .19
1972.................     250           975      16,764        .09
1973.................     317         1,400      16,260        .08
1974.................     424         1,796      31,809        .16

1975.................     235           965      17,563        .09
1976.................     231         1,519      23,962        .12
1977.................     298         1,212      21,258        .10
1978.................     219         1,006      23,774        .11
1979.................     235         1,021      20,409        .09

1980.................     187           795      20,844        .09
1981.................     145           729      16,908        .07

1982.................      96           656       9,061        .04
1983.................      81           909      17,461        .08
1984.................      62           376       8,499        .04

1985.................      54           324       7,079        .03
1986.................      69           533      11,861        .05
1987.................      46           174       4,481        .02
1988.................      40           118       4,381        .02
1989.................      51           452      16,996        .07

1990.................      44           185       5,926        .02
1991.................      40           392       4,584        .02
1992.................      35           364       3,989        .01
1993.................      35           182       3,981        .01
1994.................      45           322       5,021        .02

1995.................      31           192       5,771        .02
1996.................      37           273       4,889        .02
1997.................      29           339       4,497        .01
1998.................      34           387       5,116        .02
1999.................      17            73       1,996        .01
2000.................      39           394      20,419        .06
2001.................      29            99       1,151       (5)
2002.................      19            46         660       (5)

2003.................      14          129.2     4,091.2      0.01
         January.....       1           17.5        48.8      (5)
         February....       0              0           0      0.00
         March.......       2            4.0        18.5      (5)
         April.......       1            4.0        40.0      (5)
         May.........       1            1.3         7.8      (5)
         June........       1            4.0        16.0      (5)
         July........       0              0        12.0      (5)
         August......       3            8.2        35.9      (5)
         September...       0              0        51.3      (5)
         October.....       5           82.2     1,168.5      0.04
         November....       0          8.0(6)    1,219.0      0.05
         December....       0              0     1,473.4      0.05

  1  Workers are counted more than once if they are involved in more
than one stoppage during the reference period.
  2  Days idle includes all stoppages in effect during the reference
period.  For work stoppages that are still ongoing at the end of the
calendar year, only those days of idleness in the calendar year are
counted.
  3 Agricultural and government employees are included in the
calculation of estimated working time; private households, forestry,
and fishery employees are excluded.
  4 Data not available.
  5 Less than .005.
  6 Reflects an increase in the number of workers idled by a work
stoppage in effect.

NOTE:  Dash indicates no data for this category.

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Last Modified Date: March 19, 2004

 

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