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

Total

1,783 1,808 1,768 1,708 1,701 1,643 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,676 1,687 1,650 1,586 1,594 1,555 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

9 27 21 20 10 9 1.1 3.7 2.9 2.8 1.4 1.4

Construction

222 202 165 217 204 183 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.3 3.1 2.7

Manufacturing

105 121 116 115 131 107 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.9

Durable goods

64 83 71 66 92 69 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.2 0.9

Nondurable goods

41 38 44 49 39 38 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

351 320 287 283 301 311 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

72 42 44 49 59 38 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.6

Retail trade

212 211 183 177 177 188 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

67 67 59 57 65 85 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.6

Information

28 21 22 29 30 24 1.0 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.1 0.8

Financial activities

65 64 65 53 53 51 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6

Finance and insurance

37 41 42 28 36 31 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

28 23 23 25 17 21 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.2 0.8 1.0

Professional and business services

403 427 438 384 368 360 2.1 2.1 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8

Education and health services

137 145 145 151 157 174 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8

Educational services

40 40 36 43 33 36 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.0

Health care and social assistance

97 104 109 109 123 138 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

264 295 295 266 261 265 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

82 53 84 65 84 83 3.8 2.4 3.8 2.9 3.8 3.7

Accommodation and food services

182 243 211 200 177 182 1.4 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.4

Other services

91 66 97 67 80 70 1.6 1.2 1.7 1.2 1.4 1.2

Government

107 121 118 122 107 88 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4

Federal

11 8 12 11 11 11 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local

96 113 107 111 97 77 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4

State and local education

43 68 73 65 49 35 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3

State and local, excluding education

53 45 34 46 47 42 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

278 346 326 375 307 320 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.2

South

601 669 569 554 615 521 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0

Midwest

413 384 519 363 372 405 1.3 1.2 1.6 1.1 1.2 1.3

West

491 408 354 416 408 398 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.2 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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