Employees Affected by WARN-Reported Layoffs

March 2020April 2020Combined% Temporary
Silicon Valley21,4546,02727,48180%
Bay Area61,35417,67679,03083%
California277,20987,703364,91285%

Data Source:

California Employment Development Department, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data is from the California Employment Development Department, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notices, Daily WARN Report: WARN notices processed from July 1, 2019, to present (accessed April 29, 2020). Silicon Valley data includes Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The Bay Area includes the 9-County region. Layoffs include permanent, temporary, or unknown, and are categorized by effective date. Layoffs include those that affect more than 50 employees by “covered establishments” (employing 75 employees) during any 30-day period. Executive Order N-31-20 (March 4, 2020) temporarily suspended the 60-day notice requirement in the WARN Act, so some most recent layoff data may be missing from the dataset.

Executive Order N-31-20 (March 4, 2020) temporarily suspended the 60-day notice requirement in the WARN Act.

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