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)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Total

1,702 1,704 1,808 1,768 1,708 1,667 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,595 1,582 1,687 1,650 1,586 1,560 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

15 21 27 21 20 11 1.8 2.8 3.7 2.9 2.8 1.6

Construction

148 182 202 165 217 173 2.3 2.7 3.0 2.5 3.3 2.6

Manufacturing

91 97 121 116 115 112 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

56 61 83 71 66 81 0.7 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.0

Nondurable goods

35 35 38 44 49 32 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

321 312 320 287 283 311 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

26 48 42 44 49 62 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.0

Retail trade

208 194 211 183 177 184 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

86 71 67 59 57 65 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.2

Information

25 25 21 22 29 29 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.0

Financial activities

53 57 64 65 53 54 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7

Finance and insurance

34 37 41 42 28 37 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

19 20 23 23 25 17 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.2 0.8

Professional and business services

431 442 427 438 384 378 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.2 1.9 1.9

Education and health services

150 152 145 145 151 150 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

Educational services

33 27 40 36 43 32 0.9 0.8 1.2 1.0 1.2 0.9

Health care and social assistance

117 126 104 109 109 118 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

298 237 295 295 266 264 2.0 1.5 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

69 91 53 84 65 88 3.2 4.1 2.4 3.8 2.9 4.0

Accommodation and food services

229 146 243 211 200 176 1.8 1.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.3

Other services

63 56 66 97 67 77 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.7 1.2 1.4

Government

107 122 121 118 122 107 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5

Federal

14 15 8 12 11 11 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local

92 108 113 107 111 97 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

State and local education

49 65 68 73 65 50 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5

State and local, excluding education

43 43 45 34 46 47 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

292 299 346 326 375 304 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.1

South

622 576 669 569 554 617 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2

Midwest

378 407 384 519 363 356 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.6 1.1 1.1

West

410 422 408 354 416 390 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.2

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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