Large Scale Layoffs are announced layoffs of fifty or more by employers. The Fed Gov has been telling us that they are decreasing. Well, at least that is what the government wants us to believe. The simple fact of the matter is that something has taken the place of Large Scale Layoffs. Now, the Fed Gov and State Gov and some companies are using unpaid furloughs to reduce man hours. No layoff because the employee is still employed. Isn't it wonderful how government can lie to us?