If it's program office related position, such as IT, layoffs will generally start in California as that is a bigger bang for the buck. Used to be four tiers of pay for Program Office (National employees) , however that may have changed with the last KP HR Director David Jones.
1) Bay Area pays the highest paid for cost of living
2) Los Angeles Metro
3) Areas in California outside of LA and the Bay Area
4) Everyone else across the country
Layoffs do occur in other regions, however Program Offices, at least for IT, has locked any hires in California with req's only allowed in Georgia and Colorado per their staffing strategy.
This isn’t confirmed in any way, but i gotta admit that what @X9oHmxh-1oxp states in this post makes sense.