Table 5. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
July
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016(p)
July
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016(p)

Total

1,664 1,768 1,708 1,701 1,622 1,579 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,552 1,650 1,586 1,594 1,529 1,484 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

16 21 20 10 11 8 2.0 2.9 2.8 1.4 1.6 1.1

Construction

144 165 217 204 168 148 2.2 2.5 3.3 3.1 2.5 2.2

Manufacturing

103 116 115 131 106 95 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

67 71 66 92 70 65 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2 0.9 0.8

Nondurable goods

36 44 49 39 36 30 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

354 287 283 301 311 282 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

68 44 49 59 37 42 1.2 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.7

Retail trade

222 183 177 177 189 181 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

64 59 57 65 85 59 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.6 1.1

Information

24 22 29 30 24 20 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.7

Financial activities

60 65 53 53 51 40 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

Finance and insurance

40 42 28 36 30 23 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

21 23 25 17 20 18 1.0 1.1 1.2 0.8 0.9 0.8

Professional and business services

425 438 384 368 340 413 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.7 2.0

Education and health services

133 145 151 157 167 140 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6

Educational services

19 36 43 33 37 35 0.6 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.0

Health care and social assistance

113 109 109 123 130 105 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

217 295 266 261 281 290 1.4 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

48 84 65 84 95 77 2.2 3.8 2.9 3.8 4.2 3.4

Accommodation and food services

170 211 200 177 186 213 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.6

Other services

75 97 67 80 71 48 1.3 1.7 1.2 1.4 1.3 0.8

Government

113 118 122 107 93 95 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4

Federal

15 12 11 11 11 11 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local

98 107 111 97 83 84 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4

State and local education

40 73 65 49 42 43 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4

State and local, excluding education

58 34 46 47 41 41 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

213 326 375 307 328 336 0.8 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.3

South

593 569 554 615 539 587 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1

Midwest

402 519 363 372 383 354 1.3 1.6 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1

West

456 354 416 408 372 302 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.1 0.9

Footnotes
(1) Layoffs and discharges are the number of layoffs and discharges during the entire month.
(2) The layoffs and discharges rate is the number of layoffs and discharges during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(4) The states (including the District of Columbia) that comprise the regions are: Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont; South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia; Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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