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What does MLS stand for?

MLS stands for Mass Layoff Statistics (US Department of Labor)

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Employers surveyed in the Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program are larger, pay higher wages, and have larger drops in employment than other employers with declining employment not surveyed in the MLS program; workers in the MLS are older, appear more likely to file for unemployment insurance, and appear to collect unemployment insurance over a longer period than the general population of recently unemployed workers
Official sources of statistics on these subjects are the BLS Mass Layoff Statistics program, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Notices, the Displaced Worker Supplements to the Current Population Survey, State Dislocated Worker Program databases, and the Unemployment Insurance Program database (Plant Closing and Layoff Statistics Work Team 2004).
The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program is designed to identify, describe, and track major job cutbacks.
Surprisingly, Uchitelle does not mention, nor does he even seem to be aware of, what the Bureau developed in response to the arising problems of measuring layoffs--surveys and programs such as the contingent worker supplement to the Current Population Survey, the Mass Layoff Statistics program, and the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).
Siegel map out the use of the Mass Layoff Statistics program to follow at least some of the movement of work.