Layoff Tracker – Charts by Month
This page includes the monthly and quarterly charts for historic periods that have rolled off of the main Law Firm Layoff Tracker. The current and prior months remain on the main page. We track law firm layoffs in the current economic crisis going back to January, 2008, when Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft was the first major New York firm to begin laying people off in anticipation of the collapse of the structured finance and real-estate practices.
We have also added links back to the commentary, where available, for those periods. The weekly writeups are in-depth analyses of the particular week’s events at law firms and cover more than just layoffs. As alternative cost-cutting measures have been undertaken by firms, the recaps have addressed those as well. Salary cuts and start-date deferrals are the two major alternatives law firms are using to layoffs.
The monthly writeups aggregate the weekly reports and provide a broader perspective on trends. They also tend to include fancier charts. Both of those pages update automatically as the posts go live on the main site.
The Layoff Tracker – Layoff Counts chart is also a useful tool for visualizing the trends.
Note that the scale of each chart reflects the peak layoffs for that month, so the biggest layoff in any particular month will always approach the top of that month’s chart. We only track layoffs from major law firms, so readers should be aware of the methodology we use for the tracker to understand our process.
- January 10
- December 09
- November 09
- October 09
- September 09
- August 09
- July 09
- June 09
- May 09
- April 09
- March 09
- February 09
- January 09
- 4Q 08 (October-December 08)
- 3Q 08 (July-September 08)
- 2Q 08 (April-August 08)
- 1Q 08 (January-March 08)
Weekly summaries for January
- This Week in Layoffs – 1/29/10
- This Week in Layoffs – 1/22/10
- This Week in Layoffs – 1/15/10
- This Week in Layoffs – 1/8/10
Weekly summaries for December
Weekly summaries for November
Weekly summaries for October
- This Week in Layoffs – 10/30/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 10/23/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 10/9/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 10/2/09
Weekly summaries for September:
Weekly summaries for August:
Weekly summaries for July:
Weekly summaries for June:
Weekly summaries for May:
- This Week in Layoffs – 5/29/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 5/22/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 5/15/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 5/8/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 5/1/09
Weekly summaries for April:
- This Week in Layoffs – 4/24/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 4/17/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 4/10/09
- This Week in Layoffs – 4/3/09
Weekly summaries for March:
Weekly summaries for February:
Weekly summaries for January:
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