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)
Sept.
2015
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)
Sept.
2015
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)

Total

1,842 1,701 1,622 1,639 1,692 1,474 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,737 1,594 1,529 1,542 1,557 1,371 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.1

Mining and logging(3)

15 10 11 8 13 8 1.9 1.4 1.6 1.1 1.9 1.1

Construction

175 204 168 146 171 158 2.7 3.1 2.5 2.2 2.6 2.4

Manufacturing

108 131 106 95 110 98 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

67 92 70 64 70 63 0.9 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8

Nondurable goods

41 39 36 32 40 36 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

301 301 311 331 276 280 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

25 59 37 40 48 34 0.4 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6

Retail trade

204 177 189 222 175 188 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

72 65 85 68 54 58 1.3 1.2 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.1

Information

26 30 24 30 24 15 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.5

Financial activities

73 53 51 47 51 54 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7

Finance and insurance

40 36 30 24 32 32 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

33 17 20 23 18 22 1.6 0.8 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.0

Professional and business services

471 368 340 413 358 348 2.4 1.8 1.7 2.0 1.8 1.7

Education and health services

152 157 167 140 179 118 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.5

Educational services

25 33 37 34 26 26 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.7

Health care and social assistance

128 123 130 106 153 92 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

303 261 281 278 317 215 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

80 84 95 76 125 65 3.6 3.8 4.2 3.3 5.5 2.9

Accommodation and food services

224 177 186 203 192 151 1.7 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.1

Other services

112 80 71 54 58 75 2.0 1.4 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.3

Government

106 107 93 97 134 103 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5

Federal

8 11 11 12 13 13 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

State and local

98 97 83 85 122 90 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5

State and local education

50 49 42 42 64 41 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.4

State and local, excluding education

48 47 41 43 58 49 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

323 307 328 337 372 304 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.1

South

689 615 539 644 601 496 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.1 0.9

Midwest

379 372 383 354 356 326 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0

West

451 408 372 304 362 347 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.1

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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