Table 11. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 11. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Total

1,885 1,642 1,923 1.4 1.2 1.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,790 1,568 1,822 1.5 1.3 1.5

Mining and logging

17 12 21 2.0 1.3 2.2

Construction

241 228 249 4.2 3.7 4.1

Manufacturing

101 100 102 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

59 60 60 0.8 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

42 40 42 0.9 0.9 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

467 282 465 1.7 1.0 1.7

Wholesale trade

47 53 55 0.8 0.9 0.9

Retail trade

327 177 309 2.1 1.1 1.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

93 52 102 1.8 1.0 1.9

Information

30 19 21 1.1 0.7 0.8

Financial activities

54 45 61 0.7 0.6 0.8

Finance and insurance

31 28 48 0.5 0.5 0.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

23 17 12 1.1 0.8 0.6

Professional and business services

416 429 491 2.2 2.2 2.5

Education and health services

139 102 146 0.7 0.5 0.7

Educational services

32 11 23 0.9 0.3 0.7

Health care and social assistance

108 91 123 0.6 0.5 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

257 281 210 1.8 1.9 1.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

47 127 62 2.4 6.4 3.2

Accommodation and food services

210 154 148 1.7 1.2 1.2

Other services

68 70 55 1.2 1.3 1.0

Government

95 74 101 0.4 0.3 0.5

Federal

11 11 7 0.4 0.4 0.3

State and local

84 62 94 0.4 0.3 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

353 248 413 1.4 0.9 1.6

South

627 532 697 1.2 1.0 1.4

Midwest

468 468 447 1.5 1.5 1.4

West

438 394 366 1.4 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) 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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Last Modified Date: February 10, 2015