May 22, 2022

New Data: Major Work Stoppages In 2015 (U.S.) Report Annual Report Released

New from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In 2015, there were 12 major work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers and lasting at least one shift, one more than in 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Since the series began in 1947 the lowest annual total was 5 in 2009.

The report includes two data tables:

  • Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, 1947-2015
  • Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers beginning in 2015

Direct to Data/Complete Report

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