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Table 1. Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, 1947-2010


Table 1.  Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, 1947-2010
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
                                       Number of                      Days idle(2)      
                                         work      Numbers of                           
                                       stoppages     workers                            
               Period                  beginning    involved                 Percent of 
                                          in      (thousands)-    Number      estimated 
                                        period         (1)      (thousands)    working  
                                                                               time(3)  
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
 2010...............................       11            45           302        (4)    
 2009...............................        5            13           124        (4)    
 2008...............................       15            72         1,954        .01    
 2007...............................       21           189         1,265        (4)    
 2006...............................       20            70         2,688        .01    
                                                                                        
 2005...............................       22           100         1,736        .01    
 2004...............................       17           171         3,344        .01    
 2003...............................       14           129         4,091        .01    
 2002...............................       19            46           660        (4)    
 2001...............................       29            99         1,151        (4)    
                                                                                        
 2000...............................       39           394        20,419        .06    
 1999...............................       17            73         1,996        .01    
 1998...............................       34           387         5,116        .02    
 1997...............................       29           339         4,497        .01    
 1996...............................       37           273         4,889        .02    
                                                                                        
 1995...............................       31           192         5,771        .02    
 1994...............................       45           322         5,021        .02    
 1993...............................       35           182         3,981        .01    
 1992...............................       35           364         3,989        .01    
 1991...............................       40           392         4,584        .02    
                                                                                        
 1990...............................       44           185         5,926        .02    
 1989...............................       51           452        16,996        .07    
 1988...............................       40           118         4,381        .02    
 1987...............................       46           174         4,481        .02    
 1986...............................       69           533        11,861        .05    
                                                                                        
 1985...............................       54           324         7,079        .03    
 1984...............................       62           376         8,499        .04    
 1983...............................       81           909        17,461        .08    
 1982...............................       96           656         9,061        .04    
 1981...............................      145           729        16,908        .07    
                                                                                        
 1980...............................      187           795        20,844        .09    
 1979...............................      235         1,021        20,409        .09    
 1978...............................      219         1,006        23,774        .11    
 1977...............................      298         1,212        21,258        .10    
 1976...............................      231         1,519        23,962        .12    
                                                                                        
 1975...............................      235           965        17,563        .09    
 1974...............................      424         1,796        31,809        .16    
 1973...............................      317         1,400        16,260        .08    
 1972...............................      250           975        16,764        .09    
 1971...............................      298         2,516        35,538        .19    
                                                                                        
 1970...............................      381         2,468        52,761        .29    
 1969...............................      412         1,576        29,397        .16    
 1968...............................      392         1,855        35,367        .20    
 1967...............................      381         2,192        31,320        .18    
 1966...............................      321         1,300        16,000        .10    
                                                                                        
 1965...............................      268           999        15,140        .10    
 1964...............................      246         1,183        16,220        .11    
 1963...............................      181           512        10,020        .07    
 1962...............................      211           793        11,760        .08    
 1961...............................      195         1,031        10,140        .07    
                                                                                        
 1960...............................      222           896        13,260        .09    
 1959...............................      245         1,381        60,850        .43    
 1958...............................      332         1,587        17,900        .13    
 1957...............................      279           887        10,340        .07    
 1956...............................      287         1,370        26,840        .20    
                                                                                        
 1955...............................      363         2,055        21,180        .16    
 1954...............................      265         1,075        16,630        .13    
 1953...............................      437         1,623        18,130        .14    
 1952...............................      470         2,746        48,820        .38    
 1951...............................      415         1,462        15,070        .12    
                                                                                        
 1950...............................      424         1,698        30,390        .26    
 1949...............................      262         2,537        43,420        .38    
 1948...............................      245         1,435        26,127        .22    
 1947...............................      270         1,629        25,720        (5)    

  1 Number of workers involved includes only those workers who participated in work
stoppages that began in the calendar year. Workers are counted more than once if they
are involved in more than one stoppage during the reference period. Numbers are rounded
to the nearest thousand. 
  2 Days idle includes all stopages 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 Less than .005. 
  5 Data not available. 

Last Modified Date: December 29, 2021