Are the numbers significant or trivial? No clue on how they compare to the whole company.
It's impossible to tell precisely given the information they release. The Times will still have an editorial headcount of about 1,200 ... but that term covers a lot of territory ... everything from newsers to editors to proofreaders. There is no way to know how many of the ones left actually create new product for sale.
We do know that this is the fourth mass reduction in the past six years and that the Times has lost a lot more employees through termination, retirement, resignation, illness and death over the same period.
In short, the Times is rapidly liquidating their only real asset ... people who are laid off frequently leave the industry ... layoffs are endemic industry wide ... and many within the MSM get a majority of their subject ideas and content from the Times.
These are not happy times for the presstitutes.