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Table 2.—Sources of Change in Affiliate Employment, 1990-92

[Number of employees]

Line 1990 1991 1992
1 Change in total affiliate employment 222,991 137,464 -166,405
Change in employment of large affiliates resulting from:
2 New investments 481,574 291,070 99,980
3 Expansions of existing operations 107,892 107,364 100,028
4 Sales or liquidations of businesses -354,130 -152,217 -293,296
5 Cutbacks in existing operations -126,502 -136,407 -110,151
6 Combinations of new investments and sales or liquidations of businesses -16,924 -9,620 -7,795
7 Change not accounted for in lines 2-6 131,081 37,274 44,829

NOTE.—Lines 2-6 cover large affiliates with more than 500 employees. Coverage is limited to large affiliates because a substantial number of small affiliates changed their organizational structures, and in such cases, it is particularly difficult to determine the reasons for the changes.

All of the change in an affiliate's employment is shown on one line, even if the change was not entirely attributable to that factor, because it was impossible to disaggregate the change in an affiliate's employment by source of change.

Employment of new affiliates was classified in "new investments," and employment of affiliates that were liquidated or sold was classified in "sales and liquidations." For all other affiliates, classification depended on (1) whether the affiliate's employment increased or decreased, (2) whether the affiliate acquired another business during the year, or (3) whether the affiliate sold a business or business segment during the year.

Line 2 equals the yearend employment of affiliates that were acquired or established during the year plus the change in employment of existing affiliates that had an increase in employment and had acquired another U.S. business during the year.

Line 3 equals the change in employment of affiliates that did not acquire another U.S. business, but had an increase in employment.

Line 4 equals the employment at the end of the prior year of affiliates that were liquidated or sold during the year plus the change in employment of affiliates that had a decline in employment and sold a business or business segment during the year.

Line 5 equals the change in employment of affiliates that did not sell a business or business segment, but had a decline in employment.

Line 6 equals the change in employment of affiliates that both acquired and sold a business or business segment during the year.

Line 7 equals the change in employment of large affiliates not accounted for in lines 2-6 plus all changes in employment for affiliates with fewer than 500 employees. It includes changes resulting from the addition to the survey universe of affiliates that were required to report in earlier years but did not.