Report about Offshoring Not Being so Bad Seem Questionable

In the first three months of the year, 4,633 U.S. workers were laid off because their jobs were moved to a foreign country, the BLS said. That represents less than 2 percent of the mass layoffs that totaled 239,361 during that period.
“New Report Says Outsourcing Causes 9% of U.S. Layoffs”

I’ve been wondering about this story, and this article finally has something interesting: the period of study was 3 months. That’s too short of a time to really draw any conclusions. Really, a 5 or 10 year period (hell, at least 12 months!) would seem more realistic to answer the question “are people getting layed off because their jobs are being sent off-shore?”

(And, of course, once again “outsourcing” is used when “offshoring” should have been.)