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)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)

Total

1,907 1,718 1,672 1,704 1,808 1,671 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,802 1,599 1,549 1,582 1,687 1,563 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

31 12 26 21 27 21 3.7 1.6 3.4 2.8 3.7 2.9

Construction

200 157 138 182 202 160 3.1 2.4 2.1 2.7 3.0 2.4

Manufacturing

108 101 104 97 121 116 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.9

Durable goods

65 64 65 61 83 73 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.1 0.9

Nondurable goods

43 37 39 35 38 43 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

354 302 266 312 320 274 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

64 45 39 48 42 44 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8

Retail trade

204 189 177 194 211 169 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

85 69 50 71 67 61 1.6 1.3 0.9 1.3 1.2 1.1

Information

23 31 19 25 21 22 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8

Financial activities

61 58 62 57 64 64 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8

Finance and insurance

39 32 38 37 41 43 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

23 26 24 20 23 21 1.1 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.0

Professional and business services

495 441 414 442 427 394 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.0

Education and health services

143 156 149 152 145 137 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6

Educational services

28 37 22 27 40 29 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.8 1.2 0.8

Health care and social assistance

115 119 127 126 104 108 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

297 280 298 237 295 286 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.9 1.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

101 72 80 91 53 88 4.7 3.3 3.6 4.1 2.4 4.0

Accommodation and food services

197 208 219 146 243 198 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.1 1.8 1.5

Other services

88 59 72 56 66 91 1.6 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.6

Government

106 119 123 122 121 108 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

Federal

13 11 10 15 8 6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.2

State and local

93 108 113 108 113 102 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

State and local education

55 62 61 65 68 67 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6

State and local, excluding education

38 46 52 43 45 35 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

300 329 324 299 346 340 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.3

South

679 647 601 576 669 535 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.0

Midwest

476 348 374 407 384 435 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.4

West

452 393 372 422 408 361 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.3 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, the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data are identical.
(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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